- Possible Industry Actions. Companies could benefit by becoming more “university literate,” i.e., understanding better the operating context of universities. Companies also could better define what is “precompetitive” for IP purposes; this will allow for better opportunities to collaborate early in the research process.
- Possible Actions by Government, Universities, and Industry Together. Better understanding among the three sectors could be helpful. This includes a shared understanding that IP is part of the commercialization pipeline and is a means, not an end.
Gene Quinn. 2010. An Exclusive Interview with Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General. IP Watchdog. May 4. Available at: http://ipwatchdog.com/2010/05/04/interview-francisgurry-wipo/id=10393/