How Can We Protect Intellectual Property?
By Bobby Alger, Marketing –
Charles Lieber, chair of Harvard’s prestigious chemistry department, was arrested on 28 Jan 2020 for improper disclosure of funds received from China. As the New York Times concludes this high-profile arrest signals a “new, aggressive phase in the Justice Department’s campaign to root out scientists who are stealing research from American laboratories.”
The University Professor – a title reserved for the university’s most elite – allegedly lied about the amount of funding he received from engagements with the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), about 500 miles inland from Shanghai. Lieber has worked with WUT since 2011, founding a joint research laboratory, the WUT-Harvard Joint Nano Key Laboratory.
Intellectual property laws—such as those adopted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)—stimulate innovation by guaranteeing protection for researchers and inventors. However, the pressure to illegally share intellectual property with the booming Chinese market has only increased in the last several years.
What can be done to continue to foster innovation, encourage honesty, and protect those who invest in creating a better world?
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