[A2k] Intellectual property upon University or publicly funded research.

Denise Nicholson Denise.Nicholson at wits.ac.za
Thu Jul 25 13:05:23 PDT 2013


Hi Luis,

South Africa has adopted an IPR from Public Financed Research and Development Act (http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=)  (with Regulatons - http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=13088), which are quite prescriptive and basically forces institutions to commercialise the research outputs of the institution and if they choose not to, the Government then can commercialise it.  It was based on the Bayh Dole Act in the US.  There was a lot of controversy around this Act and before it was enacted, there were several amendments to it. Also the Regulations to it were controversial. 

A colleague of mine has done research at 2 institutions in SA about the Act and its impact on research.  I will see if I can get a copy for you.  All institutions have to set up a Technology Transfer Office and the Govt. set up a National IP Management Office, so it obviously has major financial implications too. 

At the time of the debate around this Bill, I sent out quite a lot of information on my newsletter, so it is probably somewhere in my old Archives, but currently they are not available as they are being migrated to my new newsletter's website. 

Regards

Denise
________________________________________
From: Luis Villarroel [info at innovarte.cl]
Sent: 24 July 2013 03:48 PM
To: a2k
Subject: [A2k] Intellectual property upon University or publicly funded research.

Dear Friends

I would appreciate if you can help me with articles or other studies with
regard the real effect of having policies  like Bay Dole, in US with regard
to research. I need to find evidence why is a bad or good policy to advise
a developing country that is analysing this issue.

Also  evidence or studies to show the cost of it for universities of
having  patenting or   licensing offices or alike vis a vis the gain of
obtaining the patents. or claiming copyright.


Cheers

LUIS

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  Luis Villarroel Villalón
Director de Investigación
 Corporación Innovarte
     www.innovarte.cl
     (56 2) 688 69 26
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