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Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Intellectual Property and the Academic Community

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ISBN13: 9780854034963
ISBN: 085403496X
Published: March 1995
Publisher: The Royal Society
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.90

Intellectual property has attracted growing and persistent attention. The academic community, as a major generator of intellectual property, has special interests in the subject. Thus, intellectual property was selected as an important topic worthy of thorough investigation by the National Academies Policy Advisory Group (NAPAG). This is the first major report of NAPAG.;The working party which carried out the investigation drew on the expertis of all four if its constitutent accademies: The British Academy, the Conference of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.;The report examines fundamental questions of the general acceptability and scope of intellectual property rights and of their potentially distortive effects on the processes of scientific research. It also explores practical considerations related to collaborative research; acqusition, ownership and defence of rights; and appropriate reward.;This report is intended for anyone concerned with the impact of intellectual property issues on creative work, or the way current intellectual property regimes cope with technological advance.

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Summary and key recommendations.
Part 1 Introduction: IPRs and academic science; academic expectations and IPRs.
Part 2 Scope and operation of IP systems: patent systems - general; patentable subject-matter utility; prior publication - ""self pre-emption""; lack of rigour in Patent Office examination; disclosure in the specification; exclusion for research; electronic technology - computer science, telecommunications; transfer of technology to developing countries.
Part 3 Exploitation of ideas from academic science: the growth of industrial liaison; IPRs within institutions; IPRs in academic-industrial collaborations.
Part 4 Conclusion: the way forward. Appendices: descriptive catalogue of intellectual property; ownership and exploitation of intellectual property generated in academic institutions; list of those who contributed information; membership of the Intellectual Property Working Party.