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.