Indigenous Peoples' Innovation

Intellectual Property Pathways to Development
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ISBN (print): 9781921862779
ISBN (online): 9781921862786
Publication date: August 2012
Imprint: ANU Press

Traditional knowledge systems are also innovation systems. This book analyses the relationship between intellectual property and indigenous innovation. The contributors come from different disciplinary backgrounds including law, ethnobotany and science. Drawing on examples from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, each of the contributors explores the possibilities and limits of intellectual property when it comes to supporting innovation by indigenous people.