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News Posted on August 5, 2013

Professor Lee Speaks at the Royal Society of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Peter Lee recently gave a talk on intellectual property law at the Royal Society of New Zealand. The talk, entitled "Constructing a Technological Commons through Public Norms and Private Ordering," focused on the role of public institutions in enhancing access to patented technologies to advance research and humanitarian aims. Professor Lee's talk was co-sponsored by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, and Creative Commons New Zealand.

In addition, Professor Lee also gave a faculty workshop at Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Lee's presented a forthcoming paper entitled "Patents and the University," which explores cultural changes in university patenting as well as doctrinal and statutory responses by courts and Congress.

Professor Lee's scholarly work addresses the intersection of science and society, particularly exploring the patent system's impact on scientific and technological progress.

"Constructing a Technological Commons through Public Norms and Private Ordering"