Unlocking the value of business model patents in e-commerce

Yen Chun Jim Wu*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)


Purpose - Aims to provide an overall picture of the current status of business methods in e-commerce. Design/methodology/approach - A comprehensive comparison of the business models among countries, sectors and companies is conducted. Insightful evidence on the current state of patenting in business models is also provided. Findings - The findings of the paper in, accordance with the USPTO white paper on business methods, show that patent applications being examined in Class 705 strongly reflect the basic software engineering that underlay each invention Originality/value - This study of business model patents presents information about the character of business method patenting activity and provides valuable insights into the current development of business method technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-130
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronic commerce
  • Management strategy
  • Patents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


Dive into the research topics of 'Unlocking the value of business model patents in e-commerce'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this