NCIMB attends World Intellectual Property Organization Meeting

NCIMB Senior Scientist Sammi McIntosh headed to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva last week, to represent NCIMB at the Meeting of Member States and International Depository Authorities (IDAs) under the Budapest Treaty. In this blog post she reflects on the event. The patenting system was developed to stimulate innovation, offering protection in exchange for disclosure. This allows other inventors to understand the latest advances and build on them to develop new inventions. For most inventions, disclosure involves publication of a written description and drawings. But for inventions that …