Barriers to Innovation: Intellectual Property Transaction Costs in Scientific Collaboration

By: Megan Ristau Baca The institution of university science research has evolved over the past century, from one of open science and free information to one of competition and jealously guarded intellectual property rights. This iBrief analyzes the background factors driving the evolution of the institution of science, evaluates the net effects on the progress of science, and considers potential short-term solutions to alleviate the legal transaction costs necessary for scientific collaboration. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2006 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0004