Open Science and IP: Enemies? Friends? Frenemies?

Open Science and IP: Enemies? Friends? Frenemies?

Open Science and IP: Enemies? Friends? Frenemies?

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Event date: February 16, 2023

Event time: 15:00 - 16:00 CET

Location: Online via Zoom to be accessed via the EARMA website

Title: Open Science and IP: Enemies? Friends? Frenemies?


The Open Science paradigm is often perceived to be in conflict with traditional forms of protecting intellectual property (IP). This creates the impression that researchers and research managers have to choose between one or the other or,  in the worst case, are even confronted with two mutually exclusive demands when managing an EU funded Horizon project. But is this really the case?  

After a short introduction by Daniel Spichtinger we will hear from Javier de la Cueva, one of the co-authors of a 2022 study, funded by the EC on the issue of  “Open Science and Intellectual Property Rights. How can they better interact?”. Javier will present the main results of the study and we will then engage in a discussion with the participants.

Finally, the event will allow participants to give further input into the work of the EARMA Open Science group.

Speaker Bio:

Daniel Spichtinger round

Daniel Spichtinger
After several internships in European umbrella NGOs and a stint as an online editor for two Austrian newspapers, Daniel has been working on EU-funded projects since 2004. As an EU project consultant for scientists, he has been involved "hands-on" in preparing EU grants as well as project management and communication. From January 2012 to January 2018, Daniel was employed by the European Commission as a member of the unit responsible for open science. In this capacity, he contributed to the development of EU open access (for scientific publications) and open/FAIR research data policies in Horizon 2020 and the European Research Area. He is currently employed part-time by the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (an Austrian research organisation), where he is responsible for EU grants and policy, as well as being a self-employed independent expert on EU research policy and open science.



Javier de la Cueva holds a Licentiate degree in Law, a Master in Advanced Studies in Philosophy and is Doctor of Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid. He works as a practicing lawyer, as a lecturer and as a researcher. As a lawyer, he is specialized in cases related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). As a lecturer, he is adjunct professor at the University of the Instituto de Empresa where he teaches Communication and Law and Intellectual Property. As a researcher, he works as a member of the consortium of 3 Horizon projects where he is responsible for sustainability and governance, responsible, research and innovation issues. He is a GNU/Linux user since 1998 and a systems administrator under this operating system since 2003. He is member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Ciudadana Civio where he litigates for algorithm transparency. You will not find him in places like Linkedin.



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