Daily Archives: June 3, 2009

Causal Relations of Patent Lifetime – A System Dynamics Approach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKcW4FO75b4&feature=channel_page The latest upload on the CAS YouTube channel is a presentation about applying System Dynamics to analyse patents.  This is part of the CAS-IP research project using scientific methods to assess the impact of IP in agriculture

This particular presentation takes the viewer through some of the factors that determine the lifetime of a patent.  Why are patents renewed?  What are the causes and effects?  From such representations of cause and effect it is easier to analyse what this can teach us about the dynamics of the patent system and how the information can be used.

The presentation was put together by Sebastian Derwisch who is a consultant to CAS- IP.  Sebastian is also a PhD candidate at the University of Bergen working on value chain dynamics in seed systems and the impact of intellectual property.