Business and Law

The False Property Paradigm in Intellectual Property

Department of Management and Marketing Guest Speaker Seminar Series “Avoiding the ‘P’ Word: The False ‘Property’ Paradigm in ‘Intellectual Property’” Dr. Kevin Scally University College Cork, Ireland

In Ireland, as in many smaller countries, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important element in the future development of the economy. SMEs differ greatly from large corporations which generally have the resources and expertise (through large legal teams) to manage IP effectively. Large firms can easily exert pressure on SMEs on issues of trademarks, trade names, copyright and patent infringement, whereas in contrast, smaller firms have learned to be very cautious about IP and to feel that it merely adds to their costs without in any way reducing their risks. This talk examines some of the key reasons why this should be the case Dr. Kevin Scally is a lecturer in Management with the Department of Management and Marketing at UCC. He previously worked as a designer in London for several arts and theatre organisations, including the English National Opera, where he was head of graphic design. In 1992, he joined US software firm Aldus Inc. (later Adobe Systems) to research and develop a collaborative workflow system for the publishing industry. After a number of years in software operations management, Kevin Scally entered the PhD programme in Trinity College Dublin. His PhD on patents as a measurement of technological capability was awarded in 2006, the year he joined UCC’s Department of Management and Marketing. His recent research has focused on property, innovation protection and issues affecting innovative small firms.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Business and Law
Date:
Time: 5pm
Location: Room 1.01 O' Rahilly Building
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr. Kevin Scally
021-4903369
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