Enforcing Patent Rights in Developing Countries
Every day, innovative patents are being put to work in underdeveloped countries to support sustainable futures. From creative water filtration systems to pharmaceuticals, inventions in these markets have the potential for not only improving health but also have potential for serious profit generation. While higher education institutions are focused on supporting these sustainable ecosystems, the intellectual property rights behind these solutions can be difficult to enforce given the less defined or less stringent laws of certain countries. Armstrong Teasdale Partner Jim Heinen, Jr. and Skysong Innovations (Arizona State University) Associate Director of IP Services Shen Yan will discuss the prevalence of patent infringement and strategies for the enforcement of intellectual property rights in developing nations.