Intellectual property scholars and university intellectual property policies

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When governments intensified their expectations for universities to maximise unrealised value from public research investment, universities developed policies for ownership and exploitation of intellectual property aligned with these external expectations. The stories in this chapter exemplify the critical role that intellectual property scholars performed in the 1990s and early 2000s in development of such policies. Their role appears to have diminished when policy consideration concerns procedural matters of identification and protection of intellectual property and modes for its commercialisation. However, policies are not stagnant, and intellectual property scholars remain an invaluable resource when proposals affect existing rights and responsibilities under intellectual property law
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcross Intellectual Property
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Sam Ricketson
EditorsGraeme W Austin, Andrew F Christie, Andrew T Kenyon, Megan Richardson
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781108750066
ISBN (Print)9781108485159, 9781108719216
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameCambridge intellectual property and information law
PublisherCambridge University Press

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Monotti, A. (2020). Intellectual property scholars and university intellectual property policies. In G. W. Austin, A. F. Christie, A. T. Kenyon, & M. Richardson (Eds.), Across Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Sam Ricketson (1st ed., pp. 255-268). (Cambridge intellectual property and information law). Cambridge University Press.