Brookings Mountain West
Patent policy is rarely debated in relation to its distributive consequences. In particular, the Bayh-Dole Act has been discussed in terms of its effects on the pace of innovation or the organization of science. However, this lecture re-assesses this policy from the perspective of a fair distribution of resources, both those committed to and those created by research-based innovation. Specifically, examining the management of university’s intellectual property, Valdivia will identify the institutional arrangements that reinforce a very asymmetric distribution of political and economic resources among universities and then characterize subtle but important links between these inequalities and the social distribution of the benefits of innovation.
Intellectual property; Patent laws and legislation; Patents; Policy sciences; Research; Technological innovations; Universities and colleges
Education | Intellectual Property Law | Public Policy | Science and Technology Policy
Innovation, Inequality, and the Commercialization of Academic Research.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/58