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International Journal of Intellectual Property Management
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management


Special Issue on: “IP, Global Health, and Biomedicine”

Guest Editor: Dr. Daniel Lorence, Penn State University, USA

Biotechnology, applied genetic research, and information technologies are emerging as key technological engines reshaping medical research, clinical care, and healthcare delivery. They are transforming biology and medicine from descriptive, empirical disciplines into evidence-based, information-driven communities of innovation. Such an environment carries increased opportunity for the development of intellectual property and the potential for related innovation-based profit. The goal of this Special Issue is to identify and analyse the relationships between intellectual property rights, innovation, and global healthcare, informing the available evidence and analysis and the perspectives of relevant stakeholders.

Original contributions, including conceptual, empirical, and case studies, as well as technical reports, management reports, benchmarks, and software and book reviews addressing and/or relating to any of the subject coverage areas are welcome from authors.

Subject Coverage
Papers are invited from but not limited to the following major areas:
  • Application of genomic technologies and computing in healthcare
  • Biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • IP and statistical applications in healthcare
  • Patentable subject matter related to healthcare
  • Evergreening of expired patents
  • Compulsory licensing for health and biotechnology IP
  • Technology and IP in medical diagnosis and therapy
  • Technology, bioethics, and healthcare
  • IP and emerging business models
  • Enabling environments of biotechnology in the healthcare industry
  • Testing novel biotechnologies in domestic and global settings
  • Global R&D collaboration and technology transfer
  • Government and regulatory compliance
  • Management and economics of IP in healthcare

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscripts Submission: 31 March, 2007

Notification of Acceptance: 30 June, 2007

Final Submission: 15 August, 2007