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Collaborative Model of Innovation


It is interesting to see a rep from the worlds biggest patent filer (IBM) speak of open standards and a collaborative model of innovation. This FE piece states:

“Given the complexity of our most pressing societal problems and the diversity of skills and resources required to solve them, innovation will increasingly require collaboration on a broader scale then ever before. Since innovation transcends the invention of new technologies— it is the application of these technologies to some useful purpose —it will require collaboration among creators of technology, those with the skills to apply it, and the beneficiaries of the innovation. Leave out any element of that cooperative process, and the result will be diminished.

Often, this will actually involve a diverse group of interested parties, raising an interesting Babel-like challenge: how to communicate effectively. The common tongue that will bind collaborators will not be English, French, Spanish or Chinese — it will be standards, open business standards not controlled by any one participant. The best way to illustrate the potential impact of collaboration and open standards is through an example, and what better example of an area ripe for innovation than the US healthcare system. “……

“Perhaps the biggest IT challenge is achieving interoperability — what works within the walls of a hospital or an insurance company must translate across business models and environments.
For interoperability, open standards are a must. Efforts like the recently-formed Interoperability Consortium, where eight of the largest technology companies have agreed to embrace open technology standards as the basis for creating a national healthcare network, are already exploring the right way to build this infrastructure”

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof (Dr) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He is currently the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. He is also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Professor Basheer joinedAnand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Prof Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP and the Stanford Technology Law Review. He is consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also serves on several government committees.

2 comments.

  1. AvatarDariusz Czuchaj

    Look at the blog of Irving Wladawsky-Berger (IBM) on innovation management. I share many of his thoughts about the future of collaborative innovation, although I’m not a great fan of the IBM patent policy.

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