The Innovation Pool in Biotechnology: The Role of Patents in Facilitating Innovation

344 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2014 Last revised: 1 Jul 2015

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Dianne Nicol

University of Tasmania

Jane L Nielsen

University of Tasmania

Johnathon Liddicoat

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law; University of Tasmania

Christine Critchley

Swinburne University of Technology

Tess Whitton

University of Tasmania

Date Written: September 30, 2014

Abstract

This occasional paper presents the results of a five-year study of the patent and product development landscape in the Australian medical biotechnology (‘biotech’) industry with a research team that includes academics in the fields of law and social science. In addition, expert advice has been provided to the research team by international colleagues in the fields of economics, innovation studies, science, law, public health and other disciplines. The study, which commenced in 2009, involved surveys and interviews with participants in the industry, analysis of data from company websites, patent databases and a variety if other sources of information, and legal analysis.

Note: The study was funded through the Australian Research Council Discovery Grants Scheme (DP0985077).

Keywords: Patents, Innovation, medical biotechnology, Australia

Suggested Citation

Nicol, Dianne and Nielsen, Jane L and Liddicoat, Johnathon and Critchley, Christine and Whitton, Tess, The Innovation Pool in Biotechnology: The Role of Patents in Facilitating Innovation (September 30, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503314 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503314

Dianne Nicol (Contact Author)

University of Tasmania ( email )

French Street
Sandy Bay
Tasmania, 7250
Australia

Jane L Nielsen

University of Tasmania ( email )

French Street
Sandy Bay
Tasmania, 7250
Australia

Johnathon Liddicoat

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

University of Tasmania ( email )

French Street
Sandy Bay
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Australia

Christine Critchley

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia

Tess Whitton

University of Tasmania ( email )

French Street
Sandy Bay
Tasmania, 7250
Australia

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