Is the patent system still the best way to encourage innovation?

Rajesh Agrawal,
London Deputy Mayor for Business
Event location:
Central London
FleishmanHillard Fishburn

The patent system is designed to reward innovation by protecting the innovator from competition in exchange for making details of the innovation public. This has generally worked well to foster innovation but there are a growing number of criticisms of the system, including that it is not flexible enough to provide adequate protection for the many rapidly emerging pharmaceutical and tech advancements. As industry is increasingly having to look to other incentives and systems to encourage and protect innovation, an expert panel, led by qualified patent agent Baroness Sharon Bowles, will discuss current problems and how these can be overcome to stimulate greater innovation.

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