This diverse and insightful volume investigates changing patterns of knowledge management practices and intellectual property regimes across a range of different techno-scientific disciplines and cultures.
The book links the practices and regimes of the past with those of contemporary and emerging forms, covering the mid-19th century to the present. The contributors are noted scholars from various disciplines including history of science and technology, intellectual property law, and innovation studies. The chapters offer original perspectives on how proprietary regimes in knowledge production processes have developed as a socio-political phenomenon of modernity, as well as providing an analysis of the way individuals, institutions and techno-sciences interact within this culture.
With in-depth analysis, this book will appeal to academics and students of STS (Science, Technology and Society), history of science and technology, business history, innovation studies, law, science and technology policy as well as business studies. Historians of science and technology and business will also find much to interest them in this book.
Edited by Stathis Arapostathis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and Graham Dutfield, University of Leeds, UK
Contents: Introduction Stathis Arapostathis and Graham Dutfield PART I: INNOVATION CULTURES AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 1. `Claim the Earth': Protecting Edison's Inventions at Home and Abroad Paul Israel 2. Managing Invention: Setting the Boundaries of Ownership Andrea R. Maestrejuan 3. The Photographic Paper that Made Leo Baekeland's Reputation: Entrepreneurial Incentives for not Patenting Joris Mercelis 4. Software Piracy: Not necessarily Evil - or its Role in Software Development in Greece Theodore Lekkas PART II: INDIVIDUALS, INSTITUTIONS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS 5. Collective Invention and Patent Law Individualism, 1877-2012 - or, the Curious Persistence of Inventor's Moral Right Graham Dutfield 6. Something in the Air: The Post Office and Early Wireless, 1882-1899 Elizabeth Bruton 7. Contested Inventors: British Patent Disputes and the Culture of Invention in the Late Nineteenth Century Stathis Arapostathis 8. From Colour TV War to Non-Aggression Pact: Patents as Actants of Techno-political Diplomacy in a European Standardization Process Andreas Fickers PART III: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND THE INDUSTRY-STATE-ACADEMIA NEXUS 9. Commerce and Academe: American Universities as Hosts of Entrepreneurial Science, 1880-1920 Susan W. Morris 10. Managing Knowledge in `Systematised Plant Breeding': Mendelism and British Agricultural Science, 1900-1930 Berris Charnley 11. Patenting the Atom: The Controversial Management of State Secrecy and Intellectual Property Rights in Atomic Research Simone Turchetti PART IV: TECHNO-SCIENCES AND GLOBAL IP REGIMES: FROM HISTORY TO PRESENT CONCERNS 12. The International Patent System and the Ethics of Global Justice Henk van den Belt and Michiel Korthals 13. Intellectual Property Rights in the Plant Sciences and Development Goals in Agriculture: An Historical Perspective Niels Louwaars, Bram de Jonge and Peter Munyi 14. Business TRIPS: American Corporations and Patents Head to the Global South, 1950-2010 Eda Kranakis Index