Surgeons produce innovative ideas which are frequently lost in the labyrinth of patents

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Surgeons produce innovative ideas which are frequently lost in the labyrinth of patents
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery : Official Journal of the European Association For Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Author(s)
Vecht J.A., Athanasiou T., Ashrafian H., Mayer E., Darzi A., von Segesser L.K.
ISSN
1873-734X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1010-7940
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
35
Number
3
Pages
480-488
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery are innovative specialties that regularly recruit the latest technological developments into their armoury of devices and equipment. The introduction of new technology is dependant on patents; an important but single component of intellectual property. Patents enable the attribution of rights to concepts, ideas and inventions and this facilitates ownership, subsequent licensing and overall management of innovation and its outcome. It is not just thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, but the healthcare world in general that experiences ongoing technological evolution; so to remain contemporary, it is important that those in positions of responsibility are familiar with the relevant processes. This requires basic medico-legal knowledge and may be entwined with significant financial responsibility. Penetrating clinical, academic and industrial environments, informed awareness of patents also contributes to important leadership skills, encouraging the incorporation of innovation into the professional milieu. We aim to present through this manuscript an overview of these issues in order to promote awareness of patents within thoracic and cardiovascular surgery using a descriptive and practical approach.
Keywords
Licensure/economics, Licensure/legislation & jurisprudence, Patents as Topic/legislation & jurisprudence, Thoracic Surgery/economics, Thoracic Surgery/legislation & jurisprudence
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Web of science
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Yes
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