THE BIGGEST misconception about Intellectual property (IP) rights and higher education is that it involves research and development only.
As Malaysian higher education becomes more developed, local universities and colleges need to look at protecting their property rights in terms of research, course content and projects.
IP specialist and consultant Renuka Sena says that currently, Malaysians are in a period of transition, moving from being IP users to IP creators, and learning to come to grips with the technicalities involved in acquiring IP.
“We (Malaysians) are slowly becoming IP creators and looking into protecting our products and creations. Thus far, IP is looked at as a legal area but it is also business and technology related as well.”
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Posted by: Renuka Sena on 21/11/2005 11:38:19 AM