COVID-19 and Its Impact(s) on Innovation

29 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2021 Last revised: 4 Feb 2022

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Clark D. Asay

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Stephanie Plamondon

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: June 7, 2021

Abstract

In previous work, we explored how certain characteristics of adversity are often more conducive to innovation than others. In this Article, prepared as part of the Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium—The Law & Ethics of Medical Research, we review some of that work and apply it specifically to the COVID-19 context. We conclude by assessing certain policy implications in light of how the COVID-19 pandemic has both spurred and hindered innovation.

Keywords: COVID-19, Innovation, Adversity, Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Patents, Research, Bayh-Dole

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Asay, Clark D. and Plamondon, Stephanie, COVID-19 and Its Impact(s) on Innovation (June 7, 2021). 2021 Utah Law Review 805 (2021), BYU Law Research Paper No. 22-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3862044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3862044

Clark D. Asay

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

540 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Stephanie Plamondon (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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