Public Lecture: ‘Constructing a Technological Commons’

In this public lecture, Professor Peter Lee from UC Davis will discuss ways to enhance access to inventions produced or funded by public institutions, producing what he calls a “technological commons.” Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and the Royal Society of New Zealand, the lecture will “challenge the traditional, market-based nature of the patent system.”

A graduate of Yale Law, Professor Lee has published extensively on patent law and intellectual property, and is a leading voice on the intersection of science and society and the patent system’s impact on scientific and technological progress.

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Graeme Austin, Victoria University Faculty of Law and member of the CCANZ legal team. It will be introduced by Dean Peterson, Manager of Research Funding at the Royal Society of New Zealand.

When: Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 5.45pm – 6.55pm
Where: Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington

For more details, please check the flyer embedded below. The embed has not been kind to Peter Lee’s photo, so if you would like to disseminate this flyer more widely, please download the original PDF here.

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