This conference will bring together innovators, scholars, entrepreneurs, investors, policy shapers and others -- each with a different perspective -- to discuss the desired and real effects of intellectual property (IP) on innovation. What is the incentive effect of IP and how does it vary? When does IP encourage innovation? When does IP serve as an impediment or inhibitor? How do the answers vary depending on market, strategy or firm size? How do we ‘get it right’ for the future innovation economy?Our goal is to foster critical analysis and pragmatic study of the dynamic relationship between IP and innovation and to encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration and scholarship. To that end, the conference will provide a forum for discussion of research across a range of disciplines and from diverse viewpoints and experiences in the innovation economy and generate specific questions, topics and opportunities for research and reform going forward, with a focus on sharpening our understanding and striving for the optimum IP/Innovation connection
This program is co-sponsored by Northeastern University’s School of Law and College of Business Administration. There is no registration fee, but attendance is limited and advance registration is required.