ICC announces Positive Innovation Agenda from Late October, 2013

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The readers of Spicy IP may be interested in an announcement recently made by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It is about Positive Innovation Agenda, an IP-related project that is scheduled to be launched at the end of October, 2013.

For those who are unaware, ICC has for a long period of time provided a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. Among the things offered by them is an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage such shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.

The project will seek to focus on the role played by IP in the various modes of diffusion of innovation and technology, as well as in the development and dissemination of technology cutting across national and sectoral borders. By way of this, the project will aim to contribute towards a better and more concrete understanding of the IP/Innovation interface, which will in turn facilitate designing of IP and innovation-related frameworks by policy makers. This objective will be sought to be explored through five distinctive papers that a team of ICC-commissioned researcher will come up with, each covering one of the following themes:

  1. IP management by innovative SMEs
  2. Innovation and knowledge exchange through global networks and partnerships
  3. The evolving geography of innovation
  4. IP in innovation for non-commercial purposes
  5. Diffusion channels for technology and knowhow

The project will be initiated with the launch of the first paper titled ‘Enhancing IP Management and Appropriation by Innovative SMEs’ during late October.

In order to obtain further information about the project, interested readers are advised to visit here.

For a quick look at the video outlining the features of this project, the readers can go here.

In case of further queries, readers can get in touch with the Project Director Daphne Yong-d’Herve ([email protected]).

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik is at present employed as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant at The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS itself and is also currently pursuing his LL.M. degree from the same university. From his very year at law school, he had been attracted towards the discipline of Intellectual Property and that interest has been kindled further in course of time. The interface between IP and other disciplines such as Economics, Anti-trust Law, Human Rights, World Trade Law and the technological developments relating thereto, has especially caught his attention since then. He’s authored several papers on issues relating to IP and other legal disciplines for journals, books, magazines and conferences in national as well as international levels. He is also currently co-heading an organization called Lexbiosis, which is an endeavor meant to facilitate the collaboration between the legal industry and academia.

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