Title: Issues and challenges in managing genetic intellectual property across complex collaborative networks: a proposed model for managers

Authors: Frank Peo, Daniel Lorence, Robert Jameson, James Chin, Luis Gonzales

Addresses: Center for Technology Assessment, POB 1154, State College, PA 16801, USA. ' Center for Technology Assessment, POB 1154, State College, PA 16801, USA. ' Center for Technology Assessment, POB 1154, State College, PA 16801, USA. ' Center for Technology Assessment, POB 1154, State College, PA 16801, USA. ' Center for Technology Assessment, POB 1154, State College, PA 16801, USA

Abstract: Advancements in the procurement, classification and storage of genetic material have yielded opportunities for increased sharing and collaboration across research networks. Such complex arrangements, however, pose unique problems for managers. As source material is drawn from disparate and often incompatible entities, standardised policies and practices are needed well before data is collected, transmitted and utilised by network collaborators. Presented here are some of the key intellectual property (IP) challenges facing managers of biomedical research, including examples of model agreements used in an innovative online tissue biomarker sharing network.

Keywords: organisation; biomarkers; biomolecules; distinct invention; collaborative networks; collaboration; genetics; genetic IP; intellectual property; biomedical research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2009.023263

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2009 Vol.3 No.2, pp.169 - 192

Published online: 15 Feb 2009 *

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