10 September 2008

Open Source IP

An article today about the Intellectual Property (IP) system calls for the open source model of technology development to be used by the drug development community. McGill University's Richard Gold of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University. Open sourcing IP through collaborative engagement fits with technology development business models using the principles of open access. Wider diffusion could feasibly result in drug patents. The push behind this kind of open source learning or "crowdsourcing" reflects current trends in collaborating to compete as one avenue for fostering innovation.

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