The EU has embarked on negotiations with the U.S. on the TTIP, which shares some of ACTA's goals. This time, though, the European Commission is seeking to make the talks more transparent by publishing a series of position papers on key issues very early on in the process. This is a step in the right direction toward an agreement that will have economic benefits for a net-exporting region of intellectual property such as the EU.
Open innovation is often suggested as a solution to enhance productivity in under-performing areas of research. Now, the strengths and weaknesses of a new open innovation model in drug discovery have been evaluated.
An independent evaluation of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) examined the strengths and weaknesses of its efforts to support drug discovery efforts through a unique, open access model of public-private collaboration.
This report summarises the results of an independent evaluation of the Structural Genomics Consortium, an open access model of public-private collaboration, conducted by RAND Europe with the Institute on Governance.
Violent crimes against individuals make headlines, but other types of illegal activity affect day-to-day life more than people may realise. One such activity, the violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs), is the focus of a RAND Europe study for the European Commission that brings together an international team of economists, criminologists, policy analysts and IPR legal experts to consider the current levels of counterfeiting and piracy trade in the EU and their implications
A new method for estimating the costs of counterfeiting was published today by RAND Europe. The approach uses market data to estimate the effects of intellectual property rights infringements, such as counterfeit products, on sales of legitimate goods.
Globalization, integrated markets, and the Internet economy have contributed to the rise in IPR infringements. RAND developed a methodology based on economic theory to contribute to quantifying the scope, scale, and impact of IPR infringements, such as counterfeiting, unauthorized downloads, and piracy.
This report examines the impact of intellectual property rights in developing countries, in the context of the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the development of TRIPS-plus standards.
Organized crime increasingly is involved in the piracy of feature films, with syndicates active along the entire supply chain from manufacture to street sales. While crime syndicates have added piracy to their criminal portfolios, the profits from film piracy also have been used on occasion to support the activities of terrorist groups.
This Note aims to improve understanding of how new information and communications technologies may affect the economic system in which knowledge-based products and services are produced, packaged, distributed, and used.
This Note develops an analytic model of the behavior of producers of intellectual property (e.g. books and journals, computer software, pre-recorded videocassettes) when a technology that permits private copying is introduced.
Director of Intellectual Property and Senior Political Scientist
Education Ph.D. in political science, Binghamton University; J.D., Harvard University; M.A. in political science, Binghamton University; B.A. in political science, Wittenberg University