This week the new DG of WIPO, Francis Gurry gave his acceptance speech to the WIPO General Assembly. See the above IPKat blog post for the “substantive IP bits”. I am waiting for some reactions from colleagues about this, and will update the post shortly with their points of view.
Coinciding with the welcome of Gurry, there seems to be no shortage of articles providing and pointing to critical analysis of the current patent system. This week the BBC reported on a report from the International Expert Group on Biotechnology, Innovation and Intellectual Property. It talks of “old” and “new” IP models, problems associated with “Fortress IP”, and the need to form partnerships to encourage sharing and collaboration. Click here for the complete report. Quoting the president of the group, Richard Gold; “The era of Old intellectual property – the overuse of patents, copyrights and trade-marks – is ending.”
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