Intellectual Property Management Policies in Developing Countries Universities Comparing to Australian Universities

Masoomeh Ozgoli

Abstract


Apart from education and science progress, the role of universities has been changed to one of the main resources of economic growth and innovation in the past two decades. Therefore, investors and industries are eager to assist transformation of universities’ outcomes to the market. Those outcomes mostly include intellectual property rights and ongoing updated strategies are needed to commercialize them. In this sense, all countries try to establish their own policies to increase their financial or political capabilities and universities as the biggest IP producers introduce different IP management policies in both developed and developing countries. Although commercialization of IPs in Australian universities is not the perfect model among developed countries, their strategies in regard to IP subject matters could be applied in many aspects for developing countries. The main purpose of this paper is comparing the suitability of different available approaches of IP commercialization conducting by Australian educational institutes for developing countries. By this comparative study, the areas which need improvement or skills which universities’ business/legal advisors required would be found. This paper will use doctrinal method in investigating different perspectives of policy-makers at universities in Australia and developing countries. Next, a case study as a benchmark from Australian universities will be examined and compared with similar cases in less-developed countries. Finally, some practical resolutions for developing countries will be proposed to maximize their IP outcome.

Aus. J. Law. Ethi & Gov. Vol 4(1), April 2018, P 44-50.

Keywords


IP management; Developing Countries; Universities; Australia; Policies

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