Open IP in Emerging and Developing Economies

28 February 2018, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Many emerging and developing economies follow a model of maximising ownership and base their innovation policies on European and US approaches. Do they have an opportunity to take a radical approach to intellectual property and if so, what could that look like and what would it mean for equitable and sustainable development?

  • Elisabeth Eppinger (Freie Universität Berlin) on sustainable technology and innovation management.
  • Kenneth Huang (National University of Singapore) [via teleconference] on firms’ innovation and IP strategies in the emerging economy of China and the interaction of uncertain IP conditions and open science strategies.
  • Valeria Arza (CENIT) [via teleconference] on open collaborative practices for sustainability technologies.
  • Victor Nzomo (Strathmore University Law School & Open African Innovation Research Partnership) [via teleconference] on approaches to IP in African hi-tech hubs.

Related Reading (optional - this meeting is a seminar rather than a reading group)


Readings and links to the online papers and group annotations will be distributed by email, please contact to sign up for the whole series or individual sessions.
It is strongly recommended that papers are read in advance of the meetings.



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Open Intellectual Property Models of Emerging Technologies and Implications for the Equitable Society Research Group Seminar Series

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