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Open Innovation platforms (OIPs) are becoming the latest trend to achieve success by leveraging external ideas in technology driven industry. The main objective of this thesis is to analyze the state-of-art patterns employed to attain structural software quality in the realm of OIPs. To better understand this objective, a case study at unserAller, with regard to company design is conducted. To begin with, interviews with the developers at unserAller are performed to determine the patterns applied at the company. Then, important quality attributes in the field of OIPs are established through literature review. A mapping of design patterns with quality attributes that are achieved at unserAller is presented. The outcome of this evaluation serves as an effort to derive design patterns that should be followed to achieve quality attributes like efficiency, functionality, maintainability, portability, reliability, scalability, security and usability, which in turn emphasize the quality of the software.