Recent Experiences in Policy Implementation of Socially Responsible Licensing in Select Universities Across Europe and North America: Identifying Key Provisions to Promote Global Access to Health Technologies

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIII No. 3, September 2018

13 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2018

See all articles by Thi-Yen Nguyen

Thi-Yen Nguyen

University of Groningen, Students

Juliana Veras

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Mohammad Amir Shahzad

University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine, Students

Date Written: July 23, 2018

Abstract

Intellectual property (IP) management at universities and public research institutions (PRIs) has the potential to enable or restrict access to university-derived health technologies in all countries, but most notably low-resource settings. Given their fundamental role in research, as well as their responsibility to prioritize public interests in research and innovation, several leading universities across the United States, Canada and Europe have adopted socially responsible licensing (SRL) policies for the industrial development of their biomedical research.

This study aimed to: 1. Assemble experiences of universities and their Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in implementing SRL policies, and 2. Identify key provisions and clauses adopted within universities’ legal frameworks to promote global access to licensed health technologies derived from publicly-funded research.

Keywords: intellectual property management, IP, universities, Europe, North America, global health technologies

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, Thi-Yen and Veras, Juliana and Shahzad, Mohammad Amir, Recent Experiences in Policy Implementation of Socially Responsible Licensing in Select Universities Across Europe and North America: Identifying Key Provisions to Promote Global Access to Health Technologies (July 23, 2018). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIII No. 3, September 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3218516

Thi-Yen Nguyen (Contact Author)

University of Groningen, Students ( email )

Groningen
Netherlands

Juliana Veras

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) ( email )

Paris
France

Mohammad Amir Shahzad

University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine, Students ( email )

Canada

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