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Managing the balance between secrecy and openness


Maria Engstrand and Magnus Johansson of Valea interview Haakon Thue Lie and Knut Jørgen Egelie who are conducting a PhD study on contracts between industry and universities and the balance between openness and trade secrets.

In the life sciences field, cooperation between industry and universities is frequent and often a fruitful undertaking. However, the universities' need for scientific publication may clash with the industry's need for secrecy in the short term for obtaining patent rights,...


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