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Intellectual Property Rights within the University: The Lithuanian and US Examples

20 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2011  

Dennis S. Karjala

Arizona State University College of Law

Mindaugas Kiskis

Mykolas Romeris University

Date Written: June 1, 2010

Abstract

The article revises the intellectual property rights within the university, from the perspective of facilitating and commercializing faculty creativity. The objective of the article is to critically asses the state of the US and Lithuanian policies for the intellectual property rights within the university, and producing of proposals for the adjustment of the technology transfer model and increasing the efficiency thereof. Particular focus is given for the so called university technology transfer office practices by providing a glimpse at their practical effects. The experience of the Arizona State University is assessed and compared to the recent Lithuanian initiatives on the matter. The authors conclude that the technology transfer office model is may have unexpected secondary benefits for the universities, however may need to be adjusted in order to address inefficiencies thereof, which are prohibitive for small universities and countries.

Keywords: intellectual property, technology transfer

JEL Classification: K39, O32, O34

Suggested Citation

Karjala, Dennis S. and Kiskis, Mindaugas, Intellectual Property Rights within the University: The Lithuanian and US Examples (June 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1819083 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1819083

Dennis Karjala

Arizona State University College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
480-965-4010 (Phone)
480-965-2427 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.public.asu.edu/~dkarjala

Mindaugas Kiskis (Contact Author)

Mykolas Romeris University ( email )

Ateities g. 20
Vilnius, LT 08303
Lithuania
+370 640 41048 (Phone)
+370 5 271 4736 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://elvk.sif.mruni.eu

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