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Filing for a Patent Versus Keeping Your Invention a Trade Secret

For many years, beginning in 1942, Premarin was the only hormone replacement therapy drug on the market derived from a natural source. The drug, provided as a treatment for negative symptoms of menopause, became the most widely prescribed drug in the US and Canada during that time. Wyeth, a pharmaceutical acquired by Pfizer in 2009, […]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Volume 0, Issue 0, Ahead of Print. This paper investigates the distinctive technology protection strategies of entrepreneurial technology firms. In contrast with much popular opinion, it is reported that intellectual property features more prominently in the business of small entrepreneurial firms than it does in the business of […]

“Open Innovation” Picking Up Steam

The Thinkinc website noted that in 2003, Henry Chesbrough presented a case study of 1970s and 1980s corporate innovation firms, centered on the giants of R&D from that era such as, Bell Labs, IBM and Xerox PARC. Chesbrough noted that R&D departments have traditionally been ‘closed’ to outsiders in order to protect intellectual property, but doing so […]

Paving the way for tech transfer

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Source: SciDev: A new UN body to advise nations on climate tech may break the deadlock in the long-running debate on transferring technology finds Joanna Carpenter. Rich nations have the technological know-how needed for poor nations to develop — but how do you deliver it without compromising theintellectual property and the business edge that such technologies gives […]

Open Innovation Challenges

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The AllAfrica website posted an article noting that open innovation has been gathering force in recent years, however, there are also challenges and risks involved in making open innovation work. There are four key challenges when implementing open innovation. 1. The mindset challenge: how do you ensure that open innovation wins the hearts and minds […]

ARIPO AND ITS MEMBER STATES ADOPT A NEW PROTOCOL ON THE PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPRESSIONS OF FOLKLORE

On August 9, 2010, ARIPO and its Member States held a Diplomatic Conference at the coastal town of Swakopmund in Namibia for the adoption of the Protocol on the protection of traditional knowledge and expressions of folklore.  The Protocol was adopted by the Member States and signed by nine (9) States that presented their credentials at […]

Which software is right for open innovation?

InnovationManagement.se (September 27, 2010) – This article discusses which software might be best suited to different Open Innovation (OI) approaches. The subject is of particular interest since, on the one hand there are more and more companies that are embracing OI, and on the other, there are multiple software solutions available in the market that […]