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Study Highlights Needed Improvements For IP And Technology Transfer

Publication Date: 
February 22, 2007
Intellectual Property Watch
William New

Professor John H. Barton presented a report to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the state of technology transfer to developing nations. One of the many quotes was relating to this analysis is the following:

There have been two key changes in global policy on technology transfer since the 1970s, when the issue first really gained policymakers attention, Barton said. Developing countries now are more technologically sophisticated, and the world is more globalised, with production occurring across borders more frequently. A multinational company now typically invests in a developing country as a basis for export to a global market or global production process, he said.