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Who owns the intellectual property and where? The case of Canadian biotechnology

Andrea Schiffauerova and Catherine Beaudry

Article (2012)

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Cite this document: Schiffauerova, A. & Beaudry, C. (2012). Who owns the intellectual property and where? The case of Canadian biotechnology. International Journal of Biotechnology, 12(3), p. 147. doi:10.1504/ijbt.2012.050223
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In this paper, we examine biotechnology innovation in Canada. We make a profile description of Canadian biotechnology in the 12 most important agglomerations in terms of patenting quality and quantity, the nature of biotechnology activities, the properties of the assignees and their propensity to collaborate. The analysis of patent-owning organisations reveals a crucial role of the publicly funded research in Canadian biotechnology. We identify and compare the importance of well developed intellectual property policies and functioning technology transfer offices at universities. We find evidence of only very little cooperation that would result in the co-assignment of the intellectual property among organisations.

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intellectual property, patents, assignee, cluster, innovation, biotechnology

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Subjects: 1600 Génie industriel > 1600 Génie industriel
Department: Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel
Research Center: Non applicable
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 11:48
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2305/
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Journal Title: International Journal of Biotechnology (vol. 12, no. 3)
Publisher: Inderscience
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1504/ijbt.2012.050223


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