Where Do High Tech Commercial Innovations Come From?

By: Lewis Branscomb On February 19, 2004, Dr. Lewis Branscomb gave the Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property at Duke Law School. In his speech, Dr. Branscomb discussed various models for turning basic scientific inventions into high-tech innovations and highlighted the roles that universities, private investors, and intellectual property law play in each model. Dr. Branscomb concluded that this intermediary process is the most important step in getting high-tech innovations to market. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2004 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0005