WHERE NEXT FOR UNIVERSITY IP COMMERCIALISATION IN CHINA?
This article was originally published in the September/October (79) issue of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine [here]
China’s universities have been registering patents for years and most now have a technology transfer office. Yet despite this, many crucial opportunities for commercialisation and licensing are still being missed
Universities are a vital source of innovation. In addition to their role in education, they play a significant role in scientific research. This is crucial given that such research is often driven by a desire to advance science for the greater good or for the sake of science itself, rather than for a commercial purpose. Universities can advance research in areas that are beneficial to mankind, even where no clear and immediate commercial gain is apparent.