03 May 2022
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday the 10th of May 2022 at 11:00 London time i.e. 12:00 Brussels time, 13:00 Athens time. The speaker is Phoebe Li, Sussex Law School. The title of the talk is “Intellectual property duties and innovation".
The paper can be found at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3727764
This webinar is free and open to all. The moderator is Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96479541729
Meeting ID: 964 7954 1729
NOTE: To participate please contact Andreas Panagopoulos at least an hour prior to the webinar.
Abstract: This presentation is based on a recent paper which considers the challenge posed by Peter Drahos’ work on the ‘duties of privilege’, and provides a normative analysis of an intellectual property (IP) regime by articulating IP duties as a lens for defining the optimal scope of IP monopolies. It builds on a correlative duty-based approach as a parameter to better approximating dignitarian thoughts in IP. A paradigm shift to a balanced framework incorporating the duty approach would reconfigure the imbalance and redress the undesirable consequences of inequality. A duty-based approach is not advocating a dichotomy regime separating rights from duties or replacing rights with duties, but a binary one taking full advantage of the extant IP flexibilities by embedding a sense of belonging, connectedness, honour and respect in a community of IP rights. A duty-based approach will work towards a collaborative humanitarian discourse and serve as a nuanced underpinning to the interface of IP power and competition where impacts will benefit society. Internal and external forces are identified for regulating IP following a comprehensive study on the philosophies of ownership. It concludes by proposing the primary waves of IP duties: a duty to self-moderation; a duty to benefit sharing; a duty to open innovation, and a duty to dissemination.