Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Visiting Assistant Professor
55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Ideas:“ Should U.S. patent law introduce an explicit requirement compelling patent applicants to disclose their reliance on traditional knowledge? Traditional knowledge refers to the know-how, skills, innovations, and practices of indigenous peoples and local communities. The project examines the potential of such a requirement to increase the quality of approved patents and to reverse a rising protectionist in which source communities restrict access to their knowledge and resources. ”