Griffith Law School Public Lecture Series
Finding new ways of getting Intellectual Property put into use
Dr Kevin Cullen, NewSouth Innovations
When: Wednesday 31 October 2012, 5.30-6.30pm, light refreshments will be provided from 5pm-5.30pm
Where: Cinema, Griffith Film School, South Bank Campus, Griffith University

University Intellectual Property is viewed as something that should be an important source of innovation and economic growth. The protection and exploitation of University IP has been the basis for policies, schemes and initiatives around the world over decades, from the Bayh-Dole act to Commercialisation Australia. At UNSW we are concerned that the focus on protection and private benefit from the exploitation of University IP has led us down a dangerous path, one where the system is resulting in Universities ‘locking up’ knowledge, rather than fulfilling their core mission of disseminating knowledge. It will be discussed how that has come to be and how we are trying to address it in innovative ways, including “Easy Access IP”.

About the presenter:
Kevin Cullen was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NewSouth Innovations Pty Ltd in August 2011. He was previously the Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow. Dr Cullen brings extensive international experience to this new role, having been active at board level in the leading Technology Transfer Associations in the UK (PraxisUnico), Europe (Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP)) and the US (Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)).

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RSVP to Madonna Adcock on 07 3735 3747 or email

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