Institute of Brand and Innovation Law


Mark Anderson gives evidence to the House of Commons

16 December 2016

Professor Mark Anderson, Visiting Professor at UCL Faculty of Laws, gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on 14 December 2016

Professor Anderson produced his evidence with Daniel Nelki of Wellcome Trust. The evidence focuses on their investigation of “Management of IP and Technology Transfer” and includes Professor Anderson’s suggestions for:

  • A short course on IP in all undergraduate degree courses.
  • A new Royal Academy of Innovation, which would provide a vehicle for interactions with government and for raising the status of technology transfer managers, and academic scientists who mix university research with involvement in industry.
  • Each university to have an experienced business executive who understands IP on the Vice Chancellor’s senior management team.

Watch the video here.