Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Intellectual Property Rights, be it patents or copyrights, play an important role in all academic activities. The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights, which has been in existence since the 1990s, has prepared and issued reflections, declarations and recommendations on the most challenging topics of IPRs. At present it is developing a horizon-scanning mechanism to identify emerging issues and suggest appropriate solutions.

Current topics

1. Access to scientific information
2. Intellectual Property Rights and the European Commission Framework Programme
3. The “Community Patent”; issues of concern for the scientific community
4. The “Digital Agenda” and Intellectual Property Rights issues
5. Patenting in stem cell research and other areas of cutting edge biotechnology

Members of the Permanent Working Group of Intellectual Property Rights

  • Joseph Straus (Chair), Delegate of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • Georg Brasseur – Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • William Cornish – British Academy
  • Carlo D’Adda (ex officio, ALLEA Board Member), Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Bernt Hugenholtz, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Yuriy Kapitsa – National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Paul O’Brien – Royal Society
  • Are Stenvik – Norwegian Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Alain Strowel – Université Catholique de Louvain, Saint-Louis University
  • Ünal Tekinalp – Science Academy (Bilim Akademisi, Turkey)
  • Tomasz Twardowski – Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Sylvester Vizi – Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

Selected Recent Publications

Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology (2016)
On the Status of the Patent System of the European Union (2015)  
Supplementary Statement on Enhancement of Open Access to Scientific Publications in Europe (2015)

 

ALLEA Statement on Enhancement of Open Access to Scientific  Publications in Europe

Follow-Up Statement: Open Access  to Scientific Publications in Europe

3rd ALLEA Statement on Patentability and Research Funding relating to embryonic Stem Cells (e-SCs)

Statement on the Grace Period adopted in Kiev on 10 October 2013

 

Recent Meetings

February 2017

Permanent Working Group meeting, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich 

April 2016
Permanent Working Group meeting, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich

June 2015
Permanent Working Group meeting, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich

November 2014
Joint meeting of the Permanent Workings Groups Intellectual Property Rights and Science &  Ethics, Bavarian Academy, Munich

October 2013
International Conference on “The Grace Period and Topical Issues of Intellectual Property”, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev

June 2013
Permanent Working Group meeting, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich

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