ITTI: Building IP Capacity Advancing Global Innovation Stanley P. Kowalski Director ITTI Franklin Pierce Law Center Concord, NH U.S.A.
Recently, Pierce Law launched the International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI). ITTI provides knowledge, educational and networking resources to build sustainable capacity in IP management, technology transfer and information access.
The International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) is dedicated to fostering innovation in developing countries.
ITTI Faculty: Professors Cavicchi, Hersey, Orcutt and Dr. Kowalski
ITTI Mission PI/SJ: Developing country access to appropriate and critical innovations in health and agriculture … vaccines for tropical and neglected diseases, insect resistant crops for sub-Saharan Africa, as well as identification of potentially valuable biodiversity (e.g., algal strains as bio-fuel resources for commercial production).
The mission of ITTI is firmly rooted in the time-honored tradition of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, integrating scholarship, practice, education and outreach into a comprehensive program that seeks to promote social justice and advance the global public interest. Alleviating suffering caused by poverty, hunger and disease is the foundation of social justice.
The first essential component for social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Public-Private Partnerships are needed to share research and development costs for “pro-poor” biotechnology. Professor Norman Borlaug 1970 Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient
insect resistant sweet potato for Sub- Saharan Africa,
HIV vaccines, and
novel biofuel resources and technologies.
Access to Information Drives Innovation
Patent landscape reports are completed in 15 weeks, i.e. in one semester.
ITTI Patent Landscape Clinic: HIV DNA Vaccine Patent Landscape: Aureka ThemeMap
Patent landscape reports are conducted by Pierce Law student teams, comprising both J.D. and graduate students from diverse and international backgrounds.
ITTI is completing a comprehensive study of the law, science and technology policy, higher education, finance and business infrastructures in India and China to assess the potential of developing public-private partnerships that will produce economic benefit from publicly-funded research in universities and research institutes.
Pierce Law also made significant contributions to the recently published IP Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices.
The IP Handbook addresses IP management issues and approaches within the context of accelerating developing country access to critical innovations in health and agriculture.
ITTI Activities in conjunction with external organizations
ITTI Activities in conjunction with external organizations: Forging dynamic, strategic linkages to advance global innovation, foster international development
Intellectual Property Management Strategies to Accelerate the Development and Access of Vaccines and Diagnostics: Case Studies on Pandemic Influenza, Malaria and SARS Meeting hosted by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2006
Singapore-WIPO Regional Workshop on Patent Information – September 8 and 9, 2009
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (MSMES) ROME, ITALY, DECEMBER 9-11, 2009
ITTI Discussions with World Bank Science, Technology and Innovation Group
“ We are very much interested to work with you to push the technology transfer system in Nigeria in line with Government aspirations to develop this great country.” Engr Umar B. Bindir PhD Director General/CEO National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Federal Republic of Nigeria
ITTI is currently working with several public and private partners to engage in technology transfer training and capacity building in Argentina.
ITTI is currently exploring other opportunities to engage in technology transfer training and capacity building in China.
Product Delivery is Essential: Examples of innovations (inventions) applicable to needs of developing countries (inclusive) but subject to potential IP rights (i.e. patents/patent applications).