Science and technology policy

Conference on research use of patented inventions


Conference Brochure - Conference summary report - Speakers presentations

18-19 May 2006

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Serrano 117, 28006 Madrid, Spain

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) and the OECD, with support from the European Patent Office (EPO) through its European Patent Academy, jointly organised a conference in Madrid on the research use of patented inventions.

Objective: The conference aimed to engage policy makers and stakeholders from OECD countries in policy-relevant discussions about the use of patented inventions and the knowledge embedded in them for research in the public and private sector. Researchers, industry representatives, experts, legal practitioners and policy makers reviewed available evidence to determine how patents affect the use of inventions for research purposes and analysed the effects of different mechanisms to improve access (e.g. licensing, research use exemptions in patent law). Participants also attempted to draw policy-relevant conclusions from evidence and discussions.

Conference Brochure (pdf).

Conference summary report (pdf)

Speakers presentations


Background material: "Research Use of Patented Knowledge: A Review", by Chris Dent, Paul Jensen, Sophie Waller and Beth Webster, from the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA)(pdf, 571Kb).