Monday, March 05, 2007

Patents do not hinder research [AAAS Survey Report]

A report on a survey conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science details how international intellectual property rights are affecting scientists' ability to conduct research. AAAS_IP_Survey_Report.pdf (477 KB)

According to the report, patents do not hinder research: 32% of the 2,117 U.S. respondents had acquired rights to use a patented technology, method, or material and of this group, only 32% reported having had difficulty accessing the technology.
See also AAAS’ slides from its 2006 IP Workshop.

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