[A2k] WIPO CDIP 15: Statement of Brazil on evaluation of the Project on Open Collaborative Projects and IP-Based Models

Seth Johnson seth.p.johnson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 08:36:36 PDT 2015

Bravo!  That's calling it!   :-)

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 6:11 AM, Thiru Balasubramaniam
<thiru at keionline.org> wrote:
> http://keionline.org/node/2210
> <SNIP>
> Thank you, Mr Chairman
> We thank Mr Keller for presenting the evaluation of the Project on Open
> Collaborative Projects and IP-Based Models, in document CDIP/15/3. This
> project was conceived to respond to recommendation 36 of the Development
> Agenda, which refers to the exchange of experiences on open collaborative
> projects, such as the Human Genome Project, as well as on intellectual
> property models. This subject-matter is of great importance for developing
> countries, since it deals with one of the alternatives for the promotion of
> innovation without intellectual property protection, allowing for the
> creation of public goods in a cooperative fashion. In the present
> evaluation, however, it is not clear if the concept of Open Collaborative
> Project is the same that motivated the creation of recommendation 36. This
> conceptual confusion can be observed, in first place, in the inconsistent
> way in which it is used throughout the document, sometimes being replaced
> with expressions of a different nature, such as “open innovation”.
> Secondly, we believe that the main idea behind Open Collaborative Projects
> is that none of the project’s parties holds exclusive rights over the
> intellectual property involved. It was not clear if this was the same
> understanding of the evaluator when coming up with his conclusions and
> recommendations. Therefore, we would appreciate if the Secretariat could
> clarify the meaning of Open Collaborative Projects in a more detailed
> manner before we approve the proposals resulting from this project.
> Thank you, Mr Chairman
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