Friday, May 16, 2014

An Uncommonly Good Knowledge Commons

The Medical User Innovation and Medical Knowledge Commons Workshop is taking place from May 15-17, 2014, at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at the New York University School of Law.  The research projects presented at the workshop have been uniformly fascinating, ranging from innovation in therapies for rare diseases to a brain science information commons to correlates of success in medical device entrepreneurship.  The project I presented is entitled "A Highly Uncommon Commons:  The Evolution of Synthetic Biology Institutions and Democratized Innovation in Medicine."  If the research presented at this workshop results in an edited volume, that book will be a signal contribution to our understanding of innovation.