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Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property

Concepts, Actors and Practices from the Past to the Present Edited by Stathis Arapostathis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and Graham Dutfield, University of Leeds, UK
The book links the practices and regimes of the past with those of contemporary and emerging forms, covering the mid-19th century to the present. The contributors are noted scholars from various disciplines including history of science and technology, intellectual property law, and innovation studies. The chapters offer original perspectives on how proprietary regimes in knowledge production processes have developed as a socio-political phenomenon of modernity, as well as providing an analysis of the way individuals, institutions and techno-sciences interact within this culture.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $146.00 Web: $131.40
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 438 3
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
This diverse and insightful volume investigates changing patterns of knowledge management practices and intellectual property regimes across a range of different techno-scientific disciplines and cultures.

The book links the practices and regimes of the past with those of contemporary and emerging forms, covering the mid-19th century to the present. The contributors are noted scholars from various disciplines including history of science and technology, intellectual property law, and innovation studies. The chapters offer original perspectives on how proprietary regimes in knowledge production processes have developed as a socio-political phenomenon of modernity, as well as providing an analysis of the way individuals, institutions and techno-sciences interact within this culture.

With in-depth analysis, this book will appeal to academics and students of STS (Science, Technology and Society), history of science and technology, business history, innovation studies, law, science and technology policy as well as business studies. Historians of science and technology and business will also find much to interest them in this book.
‘Arapostathis and Dutfield’s rich and well-edited collection offers a cogent challenge to patent-centred views of innovation. Their seventeen authors persuasively show that patenting is just one of a repertoire of tools successfully used to protect innovative work in a broad variety of context-dependent ways. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about past contingencies in the transformation of techno-scientific creativity into wealth.’
– Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds, UK

‘Essential reading, not just for IP historians and lawyers, but for anyone concerned at the insidious corporate take-over of modern life. It explodes the fallacy that patent systems exist to safeguard inventors’ interests: the 20th Century saw inventors become salaried corporate employees, universities adopt a model of academic entrepreneurship, and IPRs create their own, increasingly global, logic. Yet, from Left and Right now arise fundamental ethical questions: isn’t intellectual property just legal chicanery; shouldn’t knowledge be a universal, public good?’
– Christine MacLeod, University of Bristol, UK
Contributors: S. Arapostathis, E. Bruton, B. Charnley, B. de Jonge, G. Dutfield, A. Fickers, P. Israel, M. Korthals, E. Kranakis, T. Lekkas, N. Louwaars, A.R. Maestrejuan, J. Mercelis, S.W. Morris, P. Munyi, S. Turchetti, H. van den Belt
Contents:

Introduction
Stathis Arapostathis and Graham Dutfield

PART I: INNOVATION CULTURES AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
1. ‘Claim the Earth’: Protecting Edison’s Inventions at Home and Abroad
Paul Israel

2. Managing Invention: Setting the Boundaries of Ownership
Andrea R. Maestrejuan

3. The Photographic Paper that Made Leo Baekeland’s Reputation: Entrepreneurial Incentives for not Patenting
Joris Mercelis

4. Software Piracy: Not necessarily Evil – or its Role in Software Development in Greece
Theodore Lekkas

PART II: INDIVIDUALS, INSTITUTIONS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS
5. Collective Invention and Patent Law Individualism, 1877–2012 – or, the Curious Persistence of Inventor’s Moral Right
Graham Dutfield

6. Something in the Air: The Post Office and Early Wireless, 1882–1899
Elizabeth Bruton

7. Contested Inventors: British Patent Disputes and the Culture of Invention in the Late Nineteenth Century
Stathis Arapostathis

8. From Colour TV War to Non-Aggression Pact: Patents as Actants of Techno-political Diplomacy in a European Standardization Process
Andreas Fickers

PART III: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND THE INDUSTRY-STATE-ACADEMIA NEXUS
9. Commerce and Academe: American Universities as Hosts of Entrepreneurial Science, 1880–1920
Susan W. Morris

10. Managing Knowledge in ‘Systematised Plant Breeding’: Mendelism and British Agricultural Science, 1900–1930
Berris Charnley

11. Patenting the Atom: The Controversial Management of State Secrecy and Intellectual Property Rights in Atomic Research
Simone Turchetti

PART IV: TECHNO-SCIENCES AND GLOBAL IP REGIMES: FROM HISTORY TO PRESENT CONCERNS
12. The International Patent System and the Ethics of Global Justice
Henk van den Belt and Michiel Korthals

13. Intellectual Property Rights in the Plant Sciences and Development Goals in Agriculture: An Historical Perspective
Niels Louwaars, Bram de Jonge and Peter Munyi

14. Business TRIPS: American Corporations and Patents Head to the Global South, 1950–2010
Eda Kranakis

Index