The manner in which research infrastructures with ERIC status have responded to this requirement varies. This paper reports findings of a preliminary study of the treatment of intellectual property rights in ERICs (2011- 2018). The tension between the existence of IPRs and their exercise is a familiar one in competition law; the paper suggests that the ‘fifth freedom’ imports this issue into the European Research Area and the balance of rights forms the backcloth of considerations of IPRs and ERICs.
- Publication date
- 1 July 2019
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation