Universities and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Exploitation by Ann Louise MonottiUniversities and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Exploitation by Ann Louise Monotti

Universities and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Exploitation

byAnn Louise Monotti, Sam Ricketson

Hardcover | March 1, 2003

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The vital role played by universities in producing creative and innovative products is becoming increasingly recognized both by policy makers and by the universities themselves. Universities are now looking to tighten up their policies on intellectual property so as to maximize revenue, forinstance through spin-off companies; but this arguably restricts the free flow of knowledge and scientific progress. The authors look in detail at this highly topical subject, both from a policy and a practical legal point of view, drawing upon research covering universities in the UK, Australia,and the USA. The book begins with identifying what is protectable as university intellectual property and the principal features of the various intellectual property regimes that are relevant to these questions: subject matter, criteria for protection, ownership and entitlement, rights conferred and theirduration. It then turns to the creators - the academics, students, visiting scholars, and outside collaborators who have an interest in the intellectual property - and the varied collaborative circumstances in which it is created. It evaluates differing intellectual property policies and methods ofcommercial exploitation and postulates certain guidelines and models that will be of assistance to universities in dealing with these issues.
Ann Monotti is Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Australia, specializing in intellectual property law. She also has many years experience in legal practice and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Sam Ricketson is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia and also practises as a barrister ...
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Title:Universities and Intellectual Property: Ownership and ExploitationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:694 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.61 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198265948

ISBN - 13:9780198265948

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. What is a University?3. What is University Intellectual Property?4. Identifying the Creators and the Circumstances of Creation5. Allocating the Rights - The Legal Background6. Policy Developments and Specific Challenges7. How Universities Allocate Intellectual Property Rights through Institutional Policies8. Reporting, Rights Allocation, and Other Matters9. Exploitation of Intellectual Property: Universities as Entrepreneurs10. Future Directions: Ownership11. Future Directions: Commercial Exploitation12. Looking to the FutureAppendix AOwnership and Exploitation of Intellectual Property in Universities: A National, Comparative, and Theoretical StudyAppendix BComparison of Respondents with the Original Sample