Collegiality and Collaboration in an Age of Exclusivity
University of Maryland;
Jane E.R. Potter,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
This panel addresses the impact on scientific progress from US patent
law as it relates to the invention and inventorship/ownership of patent rights. In particular, the discussion considers the incentives and disincentives that the law provides for collaborative research and development. The changing landscape of academic/industry interactions
in the context of proprietary technology is highlighted. In particular, the panel discussion will inform the importance to young inventors and entrepreneurs of elaborating intellectual property strategies
and goals in collaborative research enterprises to maximize the likelihood for grant funding and commercial success.