Government-Sponsored Patent Pools
December 7, 2015
On October 27, 2015, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted an event titled Government-Sponsored Patent Pools: Addressing “Innovation Mercantilism.” A panel of experts discussed the emergence of this new entity and its policy implications. The panelists were Marc Busch, professor of international business diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; Tim Trainer, president, Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center; Sean Heather, vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation; and Malcolm Lee, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The conversation was framed and moderated by Scott Miller, senior adviser and the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS. This document summarizes key themes discussed in the conference, along with additional background research from CSIS scholars.