9.5 Other IP Resources The UK IPO has a number of resources to support learning about IP. Checkout the IP Armour Game http://www.ipo.gov.uk/whyuse/armour.htm 9.6 Summary of IP issues Protection and enforcement of intellectual property are crucial for ACP states abilities to compete in the global economy. IP value capture is vitally important in the st century knowledge era. Consideration must be given to the need for management of IP assets, including negotiation of licenses and royalty-sharing. Key issues include - Consideration of owns the IP generated by government-funded IP agricultural research activities - Limitations to patenting in agriculture, particularly when research directed to alleviating poverty and improving food security and nutrition - Ethics of profiting from patenting of agricultural produce.
105 9.7 IP Exercise PhD student research and IP protection 1. You are PhD student and have just finished writing your thesis, which contains an idea for storing OFSP flour that will retain its beta carotene level for 9 months. You decide there might be some commercial potential for this flour so you confide in your supervisor as to what to do next. Your supervisor advises you to consider getting IP protection and perhaps writing to some food manufacturers to see if they would be interested. You think this would be a good idea so you make an appointment with your university’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO). Before you get started, which type of IP should first be considered