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Episode 20: Why Canadian Universities Should Get Out of the Patent Game - Richard Gold on Canada’s Failed Research Commercialization Strategy

Technology transfer in the university context has emerged as significant policy issue with governments seeking to maximize the benefits of public investment in research at Canadian universities. But what if maximizing commercialization opportunities does not mean prioritizing patents? Professor Richard Gold from McGill University’s Faculty of Law joins the podcast to discuss the failure of patent first strategies and why open science may offer a better path for commercialization success.

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