les Nouvelles - September 2012


Impact Of Collaborative Innovation On IP And Future Trends In IP

Ali Jazairy

World Intellectual Property Organization

We are entering a time when many organizations and individuals can be effective at participating in the innovation process. Innovation was used to keep people out, now it is used to invite people in. For this reason, WIPO recommends the development of collaborative networks for innovation through innovation platforms. The aim of these platforms is to identify and connect multiple actors with complementary resources in the search for creative and meaningful solutions that are mutually beneficial. As a result, such collaborative networks would involve a wide range of actors, including academia, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and, of course, the individuals forming the network.

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