Background and activities

I am a part-time associate professor. I am an expert on trade secrets in collaborations and open innovation. I am also an intellectual property management expert with experience in Open Source Software, innovation processes, patents, branding, trademarks, design, intellectual property in project management, litigation support and trade secrets.

In addition to my PhD, I have an M.Sc. ( in Telematics and a degree in pedagogy (PUFS) from  NTNU  and a Master of Management from BI-Norwegian School of Management. I am a European Patent Attorney and a European Trademark Attorney.

I have been a researcher with CIP (Center for Intellectual Property), a collaboration between Chalmers, Gothenburg University and NTNU

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Lie, Haakon Thue. (2020) Trade Secret Management in Collaborations and Open Innovation. 2020. ISBN 978-82-326-4646-3. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (149).
  • Lie, Haakon Thue; Egelie, Knut Jørgen. (2020) Balansen mellom publisering og hemmelighold – tilgang til forskningsresultater i samarbeidsprosjekt mellom akademia og industri. Immaterialrett, kontrakter og erstatning.
  • Lie, Haakon Thue; Egelie, Knut Jørgen; Sørheim, Roger. (2020) Monopoly spotting: The management of openness in university-industry research collaborations. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . Academy of Management; Vancouver. 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-11.