Neil Bowering, Project Manager, IP Easy Access, University of Glasgow, joins bloggers Stephen Jenei, of Patent Baristas and Mikk Putk of IP Insiders, to discuss Easy Access IP.
Interview by Mikk Putk of IPInsiders and Stephen Jenei of Patent Baristas, on behalf of Helen Winsor, Legal IQ.
In this exclusive interview, Neil gives some background about the Easy Access IP system, why the University of Glasgow set it up, achievements to date, membership figures, types of IP that have been put into the initiative and what has been achieved through the Easy Access campaign.
Mikk Putk asks Neil to expand upon why the Easy Access IP system was set up as a free of charge service and how authors are rewarded; he asks if Neil can share any success stories and interesting examples; and whether there are any similar projects in other countries.
Stephen Jenei then asks Neil about the licencing side of things - how the University defines the Technology; if that includes improvements; and whether the University can reach through and claim later developed inventions? Stephen also asks Neil how the University intends to commercialise the technology; who will be involved in the development and exploitation of the technology, and what their roles will be; the timescale for commercialisation; the likelihood that companies will hesitate to agree to disclose such information; and whether it could be considered too confidential.
This interview was conducted in conjunction with the upcoming Global Patent Congress, which will take place from 24th-26th September in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 652 2363.
To download the interview in full, listen the podcast and find out more about the event, please visit: How to Make IT More Efficient: Easy Access IP at Glasgow University.