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Dr. Kelvin Willoughby is Professor, Innovation and Intellectual Property, at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), in Moscow. His expertise lies in the management of intellectual property, technology-based entrepreneurship, and strategic planning for technology-based industry development. He holds doctorates in both strategic management and technology studies, and a master of laws degree in intellectual property law. Willoughby has conducted a variety of studies, and produced numerous publications, in the above fields in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has extensive experience as a teacher and director of executive education programs in management for mid-career executives from companies in the United States, Korea, China and elsewhere. He has also been elected Vice President for Technology Entrepreneurship of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Besides his academic experience, Professor Willoughby has been internationally active for many years as a consultant and advisor in industry and government. He was a member of the founding team of an entrepreneurial high technology company in the field of digital media management in the United States and has worked on projects related to the strategic management of intellectual property with firms in the electronic, metals and automotive sectors in Germany. He has led a training project on technology transfer for the federal laboratories of the United States Government, and has worked with a leading management consulting company in Europe. He has conducted a number of projects for technology industry associations in the United States, has developed a reputation as an analyst of the biotechnology and medical technology industries, and has co-chaired a statewide assessment and planning project on bio-related industries in Minnesota for a coalition of private-sector and public-sector high technology organizations (the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota). Prior to joining the faculty of Skoltech, Willoughby was a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property, and Director of the M.B.A. Program, at Curtin University, after an appointment at the Technische Universität München (TUM), where he was part of the research faculty of the Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsrecht und Geistiges Eigentum at the TUM Business School. Prior to that he held the positions of: Max Planck Gesellschaft Fellowship for International Scientific Cooperation at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht, in Germany; Professor and Endowed Chair in Management of Technology at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, USA; and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, in Japan, in the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology. He has also worked in a variety of academic and administrative roles at: the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Utah, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Westminster College, the University of Western Australia, the University of California at Berkeley, and Mahidol University; and as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York. He is a participant in Future 500 China and was also the Founding President of the Appropriate Technology Development Group, Inc., a not-for-profit organization involved in local environmental entrepreneurship.
Prof. Willoughby is also Director of Skoltech’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Laboratory (INIP)
Prof. Willoughby’s research is focused on the management of intellectual property, with a special emphasis on the role of intellectual property strategy in the internationalisation of technology firms. In parallel with his research about intellectual property management he is also an active scholar of intellectual property law, having recently published a book on contemporary issues in European and American patent law. He has also conducted research on entrepreneurial strategy, entrepreneurial finance, technology strategy, technology policy and the role of bio-industries in regional economic development.
Prof. Willoughby is also Director of Skoltech’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Laboratory (INIP)
Refereed Scholarly Journal Articles
“What Comes First, Technology or Science? Clues from the Field of Energy Conversion Technology,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change (under review, July 2020). Dmitry S. Smirnov & Kelvin W. Willoughby.
“Reverse Innovation, International Patenting and Economic Inertia: Constraints to Appropriating the Benefits of Technological Innovation,” Research Policy (under review, August 2020). Kelvin W. Willoughby & Nadezhda Mullina.
“Customized to Fit: Intellectual Property Management in Innovation-focused Co-creation Projects,” The Journal of Product Innovation Management (revise and re-submit, July 2020). Anja Tekic, Kelvin W. Willoughby & Johann Füller.
“Contextual Factors Affecting Patent Licensing Provisions in Collaboration Agreements of Complex Technological Organizations,” International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (accepted for publication, in print, 8 June 2020). Punyapat Saksupapchon & Kelvin W. Willoughby.
“Intellectual Property Management, Dynamic Capabilities and Competitive Innovation in the Commercial Aircraft Industry,” International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (accepted for publication, in print, 12 May 2020). Punyapat Saksupapchon & Kelvin W. Willoughby.
“Endogenous innovation, outward-bound international patenting and national economic development,” Journal of Technology Transfer, 45, 3 (2020), 844–869. Kelvin W. Willoughby.
“Configuring intellectual property management strategies in co-creation: A contextual perspective,” Innovation: Organization and Management, 22, 2 (2020), 128-159. Anja Tekic & Kelvin W. Willoughby.
Technology Choice: A Critique of the Appropriate Technology Movement. Kelvin W. Willoughby.
(London: Routledge, 2019). ISBN 9780367289690 (Hardback), 9780429308444 (eBook). 350 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “What Can Be Patented? Technological Innovation and the Contemporary Mess in Patent Law,” pp. 171-178 of ИНТЕЛЛЕКТУАЛЬНЫЕ ПРАВА: ВЫЗОВЫ 21-го ВЕКА, Материалы Международной конференции, 14–16 ноября 2019 г., Под редакцией Э.П. Гаврилова, С.В. Бутенко (Томск: Издательский Дом Томского государственного университета, 2019). DOI:10.17223/9785946218559/26
“Co-creation — child, sibling or adopted cousin of open innovation?” Innovation: Organization and Management, 21, 2 (2019), 274-297. Anja Tekic & Kelvin W. Willoughby.
“Foreign R&D Investment in Russia: How to Translate into Innovation?” in The Life of Russian Business: (Re)cognizing, (Re)activating and (Re)configuring Institutions, edited by Tomas Casas i Klett and Yuliya Ponomareva (Information Age Publishing Inc., 2018), pages 141-146. Maximilian von Zedtwitz, Zeljko Tekic and Kelvin W. Willoughby.
ISBN-10: 164113450X ISBN-13: 978-1641134507
Anja Tekic & Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Contextualized co-creation: Innovating with individual external contributors throughout the product life cycle,” International Journal of Product Development, 22, 3 (2017), 230-245.
C. F. Cheung, W. M. Wang, X. Xu & Kelvin W. Willoughby, “A knowledge-based system for assessing and managing intellectual property managerial risks for small-and-medium sized technological enterprises,” International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 7, 1/2 (2014), 57–83.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “What impact does intellectual property have on the business performance of technology firms?” International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 6, 4 (2013), 316-338.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Intellectual property management and technological entrepreneurship,” International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 10, 6 (2013), 1-42.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “How much does technology really matter in patent law? A comparative analysis of doctrines of appropriate patentable subject matter in American and European patent law,” Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 18, 1 (2008), 63-138.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “How do entrepreneurial technology firms really get financed, and what difference does it make?” International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 5, 1 (2008), 1-28.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & Peter Galvin, “Interorganizational cooperation, knowledge intensity and the sources of innovation in the bioscience-technology industries,” Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 18, 3 (2006), 56-73.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Technological semantics and technological practice: Lessons from an enigmatic episode in Twentieth Century technology studies,” Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 17, 3-4 (2005), 11-43.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “The Affordable Resources strategy and the Milieux Embeddedness strategy as alternative approaches to facilitating innovation in a knowledge-intensive industry,” The Journal of High Technology Management Research, 15, 1 (2004), 91-121.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “The virtualization of university education: Concepts, strategies and business models,” Journal of Applied Educational Technology, 2, 1 (2004), 4-24.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Building internationally competitive technology regions: The Industrial-Location-Factors approach and the Local-Technological-Milieux approach,” Journal of International and Area Studies, 7, 2 (2000), 1-36.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Generic strategies and action modes: A philosophical challenge for strategic management,” Journal of International Business and Economy, Fall (2000), 69-90.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Informal communication, formal collaboration, and the growth of research-intensive entrepreneurial firms in the biotechnology industry,” Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, November (1999), 571-585.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & E. J. Blakely, “The economic potential of biotechnology,” International Journal of Technology Management, Biotechnology Review, 1 (1993), 7-10.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, E. J. Blakely & N. Nishikawa, “The economic-development potential of California’s biotechnology industry,” International Journal of Technology Management, Biotechnology Review, 1 (1993), 11-27.
Kelvin W. Willoughby and E. J. Blakely, “Transfer or generation? Biotechnology and local industry development,” Journal of Technology Transfer, 15, 4 (1990), 31-38.
https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02371521[Awarded Gold Medal by the Technology Transfer Society for best
Kelvin W. Willoughby & J. Moon, “Local enterprise initiatives: Between state and market in Esperance,” Australian Journal of Public Administration, 49, 1 (1990), 23-37.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Economic development and technological change in rural Australia: Some critical policy issues,” Berkeley Planning Journal, 4, 1 (1989), 53-82.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Prospects for appropriate technology: Clues from the philosophy of E.F. Schumacher,” International Journal of Environmental Education and Information, 4, 1 (1985), 54-82.
Books / Monographs
Kelvin W. Willoughby,What Can Be Patented? Confronting the Confusion in Patent Law About Patent-Eligible Subject Matter(Saarbrücken: Scholars’ Press, 2014). 216 pages. ISBN: 9783639700688.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Technology Choice: A Critique of the Appropriate Technology Movement
(London: Routledge, 2019). ISBN 9780367289690 (Hardback), 9780429308444 (eBook). 350 pages.
First edition: (Boulder and San Francisco: Westview Press, 1990). ISBN: 0813378060.
Kelvin W. Willoughby,Technology and the Competitive Advantage of Regions: A Study of the Biotechnology Industry in New York, IURD Monograph No. 44 (Berkeley: University of California, 1993). 184 & xxii pages. Library of Congress (US), LC Control No.: 93622391
Kelvin W. Willoughby & J. Moon (coauthors),An Evaluation of Local Enterprise Initiatives: The Case of Esperance(Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1989). 48 pages. ISBN: 0644087617.
Kelvin W. Willoughby,Technology for Employment Creation,Second Edition (Fremantle & Sydney: APACE Publications, 1985). ISBN 0959030913.
Zhouying Jin (author), Kelvin W. Willoughby (editor & co-translator) & Ying Bai (co-translator),Global Technological Change: From Hard Technology to Soft Technology, Second Edition (Bristol, UK; Portland, Oregon, USA: Intellect Books, 2011). 366 pages. ISBN: 9781841503769.
Zhouying Jin (author) & Kelvin W. Willoughby (editor & co-translator),Global Technological Change: From Hard Technology to Soft Technology, First Edition (Bristol, UK; Portland, Oregon, USA: Intellect Books, 2005). 317 pages. ISBN: 9781841501246.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & Edward J. Blakely (editors),The Management and Economic Potential of Biotechnology(Geneva: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., 1993). 191pages. ISBN: 0907776122. Library of Congress (US), LC Control No.: 93622391.
Book Chapters and Sections in Books
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Preface,A Problem-based Approach for Management Education: Preparing Managers for Action, P. Hallinger & E. M. Bridges (Berlin: Springer, 2007).
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Technological semantics and technological practice: Lessons from an enigmatic episode in Twentieth Century technology studies,” inTheory of Technology, edited by David Clarke (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2005), pages 150-180.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “The local milieux of knowledge-based industries: What can we learn from a regional analysis of commercial biotechnology,” inCities in Competition: Productive and Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century, edited by J. Brotchie, M. Batty, E. Blakely, P. Hall, & P. Newton (London: Longman; Melbourne: Longman Australia, 1995), pages 252-285.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “The ‘Kingdom of Camelot’* and the Quest for the ‘Holy Grail’# (*‘our place’) (#‘global technological competitiveness’),” inLocal Matters: Perspectives on the Globalisation of Technology, edited by John Phillimore (Perth, Aust.: Murdoch University, Institute for Science and Technology Policy, 1995), pages 129-136.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & U. E. Gattiker, “Technological competence, ethics and the global village: Cross-national comparisons for organization research,” inHandbook of Organizational Behavior, edited by R. Golembiewski (New York & Basel: Marcel Dekker, 1993), pages 457-485.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & A. Morkel, “Orbital Engine Company,” in The Strategy Process: Contexts and Cases, edited by James Brian Quinn and Henry Mintzberg (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993), pages 309-323. [revised version of case] Republished in 3rd Edition (1999).
Kelvin W. Willoughby & A. Morkel, “Orbital Engine Company,” inCases in Australian Strategic Management, edited by G. Lewis, A. Morkel, and G. Hubbard (New York: Prentice Hall, 1991), pages 319-334. [first published version of case]
Kelvin W. Willoughby & A. Morkel, “Delta West Limited,” inCases inAustralian Strategic Management, edited by G. Lewis, A. Morkel, and G. Hubbard (New York: Prentice Hall, 1991), pages 240-255.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Review of the contributions of Dr Keith R. Roby in the field of technology studies, in Barns, I. (ed),Challenges for Einstein’s Children: Keith Roby’s Vision of Science in Community Life(Perth: Murdoch University, 1984), pages 111-113.
Published Working Papers or Occasional Papers
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Intellectual Property Management and Technological Entrepreneurship: One Size Does Not Fit All,” Working Paper, Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Network (ERPN), Social Sciences Research Network (June 13, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1630666
Alejandra Castenada, Stéphane A. Dassonville, Tim Heitmann, Marc Mimler, and Kelvin W. Willoughby, “Compatibility and Standards: Should Apple Open Up Its ‘Fairplay’ DRM System?” EIPIN Team Reports, Working Paper 4 (2008), Berkeley Electronic Press. http://www.bepress.com/ndsip/eipin/art4.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, “The Virtualization of University Education: Concepts, Strategies and Business Models,” Instructional Technology Forum, Discussion Paper #75, September 15-19, 2003. http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/paper75/paper75.html
Kelvin W. Willoughby & E. J. Blakely,The Economic Geography of Biotechnology in California, Working Paper No. 90-176, Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, University of California at Berkeley, February 1990. 56 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & E. J. Blakely,Choosing a Strategy for Local Industry Development from Biotechnology: Transfer or Incubate? Working Paper No. 520, May 1990, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California at Berkeley. 35 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & E. J. Blakely,Making Money from Microbes: Finance and the California Biotechnology Industry,Working Paper No. 89-166, Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, University of California, Berkeley, August 1989. 75 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby,Technological Change and the Rural Economy: Lessons from Down Under,Working Paper No. 495, March 1989, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley. 37 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & A. Pecotich,The Ambiguous Status of Science and Technology: A Study of Management Attitudes and Public Policy in Australia,IGS Working Paper No. 89-9, April 1989, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 41 pages.
Published Technical Monographs, Industry Reports and Government Reports
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Minnesota’s Competitive Position in the BioBusiness Technology Industries. St. Louis Park, MN: BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, 2011. 92 pages.
Christoph Ann (principle author), Kelvin W. Willoughby (collaborative author / Mitarbeiter) & Stephanie Bergmann (collaborative author/ Mitarbeiter), Strategien zur Piraterieabwehr für den Mittelstand. München: bayme vbm, Die bayerischen Metall- und Elektro-Arbeitgeber, 2011. 68 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Biobusiness: Minnesota’s Present Position and Future Prospects. St. Louis Park, MN: BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, 2006. 102 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, The Competitive Position of Biobusiness Technology Industries in Minnesota within the United States. St. Louis Park, MN: BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, 2006. 77 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Utah Life Sciences Industry Directory(including Summary of Economic Highlights of Utah’s Bioscience Technology Industry). Second Edition. Salt Lake City: Utah Life Science Association, 1999. 80 pages.
Bernd Grohs, Kelvin W. Willoughby, et al., Untersuchung der Wirkungsmechanismen von Kompetenzzentren am Beispeil ausgewählter Technologieregionen in Deutschland.Report for Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie, Bonn. Munich: Roland Berger & Partner GmbH, International Management Consultants, 1998. 148 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Utah’s Bioscience Technology Industry Complex: A Census and Analysis of the Biotechnology, Medical Technology, and Life Systems Technology Industries in the State of Utah.Salt Lake City: Utah Life Science Association & State of Utah, Division of Business and Economic Development, 1998. 161 & xxvi pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, New York’s Evolving Bioscience Technology Industries: Managing Knowledge, Production and Services for Economic Development.Stony Brook, New York: State University of New York, Center for Biotechnology, 1997. 161 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Biotechnology in New York: A Global Industry in a Global Community.Stony Brook, New York: State University of New York, Center for Biotechnology, 1992. 190 & xii pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, T. K. Bradshaw & E. J. Blakely, Controlling Urban Growth in Rural California: What is Happening in the Central Valley?Central Valley Briefs #4, January 1990, University of California Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, Davis. 6 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & T. K. Bradshaw, Implications of Changing Employment Patterns in the Central Valley,Central Valley Briefs #1, July 1989, University of California Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, Davis. 4 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Summary of Conference Deliberations on Employment in the California Central Valley, Proceedings of Conference, “Growth and Change in the Great Central Valley: People and Agriculture,” June 3rd 1989, Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, Davis.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & E. J. Blakely, California Biotechnology Industry Profile,Biotechnology Industry Research Group, University of California, Berkeley, November 1988. 4 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Technology, Agriculture and Regional Development: Choosing a Future for Western Australia(Perth, WA: Technology and Industry Development Authority, Government of Western Australia, 1988), 70 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Aboriginal Communities and Technology: A Role for the Government of Western Australia?(Perth: Western Australian Science, Industry and Technology Council,1988). 7 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, A. Bollard & D. Annandale, Technology Choice for Employment Generation.(Perth: Government of Western Australia [W.A. Science, Industry and Technology Council, and Department of Employment and Training], 1987). 208 pages. (Chairman of project and editor of Report by consultants).
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Continuing Education in Dentistry: A Needs Assessment for Western Australia,Report of an empirical research project for the Postgraduate Dental Education Committee, University of Western Australia, August 1986, 33 pages.
Business Cases (Mimeographed)
Kelvin W. Willoughby,Western Biotechnology Limited.Graduate School of Management, The University of Western Australia, November 1989.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Strategies for Solving the Problems of Backlog and Unreliable Examination Quality in the Global Patent System: An Outline of a Systematic and Quantitative Strategic Approach to Analyzing an Array of Potential Solutions to the Problems. Working Paper, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Munich, 28 December 2008.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Tim Heitmann, Marc Mimler, Stéphane Dassonville & Alejandra Castaňeda Andrade, Should Apple Open Up Its ‘FairPlay’ DRM System? Untangling the Knot of Copyright and Competition Law for Online Businesses. Working Paper prepared for the 2007-2008 Congress of EIPIN (the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network), held in Gerzensee (Switzerland), Strasbourg (France) and Windsor (United Kingdom), March 2008. 27 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby & Kevin Michael Permenter, Issues in Planning for Education and Training in Technology Transfer for Federal Laboratory Personnel: Insights from Analysis of the FLC Technology Transfer Training Resources Database.Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, Education and Training Committee, May 2004. 15 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Economic Impact of Engineering Education in SUNY on New York State.College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999. 14 pages. Revised 2000.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Proposal for a Program in the Management of Technology for the University of Utah.David Eccles School of Business & College of Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, October 1993, 25 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Research Management in the Department of Management.Department of Management, The University of Western Australia, 14 pages.
Kelvin W. Willoughby, Employment Creation through the Appropriate Technology Development Strategy.Report to the Technology Directorate of the Government of Western Australia, June 1984, 208 pages.
2019: Elevated to IEEE Senior Member status, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
2018: HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn award for contribution to educational and research collaboration between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Russian Federation (TRRT).
2018-2022: Guest Professor, School of Intellectual Property, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.
2018-2020: Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Curtin University, Australia.
2018: Director, GLORAD, Center for Global R&D and Innovation (ongoing)
2011-2019: Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon.
2012-2013: Resident Entrepreneur, Innovation Centre of Western Australia. Government of Western Australia.
2009: Appointed as the 314th Honorable Member of the Mahidol University Alumni Association under the Patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand, 2009.
2007-2008: Diplôme d’honneur, Propriété Intellectuelle Européenne, EIPIN (European Intellectual Property Institutes Network): Strasbourg, Munich, Zurich, London, Alicante.
2007-2008: Max Planck Gesellschaft Fellowship for International Scientific Cooperation.
Fellowship to study intellectual property law at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht, Munich, 2007-2008.
2006: BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, Honorable Recognition.
Recognition of profound impact on the future of biobusiness in Minnesota for work as Co-chair of the Minnesota Statewide Biobusiness Assessment Project, 2005-2006.
2001: Study Award for Outstanding Young American Management Executives,
Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V., Gemeinnützige Organisation für Internationale Weiterbildung und Personalentwicklung. Munich and Berlin, July 2001. Sponsored by the State of Bavaria.
2000: Outstanding Faculty Award,
conferred by the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies for outstanding teaching in the Master of Science in Technology Management degree program of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, during 1999-2000.
1988-1990: Fulbright Award, 1988-1990
Awarded for postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.
1991: Gold Medal, Technology Transfer Society (Lang-Rosen Award), 1991
Awarded by the Technology Transfer Society (United States) for the best scholarly paper published in The Journal of Technology Transfer during 1990-1991.
1988: Popular and Effective Lecturer Award for MBA Lecturers, 1988. Awarded 1st place by the Western Australian Institute of Business Administration (Inc.) for teaching in the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Western Australia.
1987: Government of Western Australia, Certificate of Special Recognition, 1987
Awarded by the Premier of Western Australia for valued contribution to the advancement of science, industry and technology in the State of Western Australia.
1986: Murdoch University Convocation Award, 1986. Granted the award for outstanding scholarship (with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary research and teaching), service to Murdoch University, and building up cooperation between the University and the wider community.
1980-1985: Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
Awarded to carry out doctoral research.
1997: Honorary Life Membership,
The Appropriate Technology Development Group, Inc. (APACE Western Australia), 1997 –
Professor Willoughby has recently published a new book on contemporary issues in American and European patent law:
What Can Be Patented? Confronting the Confusion in Patent Law About Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
(Saarbrücken, Germany: Scholars’ Press, 2014)
Patents play a critical role in business, society and technological innovation in the contemporary knowledge economy. The question of what types of inventions may be patented, however, has become highly contentious in patent offices, law courts, legislatures, scientific organizations, international trade forums and various business or social advocacy groups around the world. Under what conditions—if any—may computer software, DNA-based products, new business techniques, medical diagnostic methods, or systems operating over the Internet, for example, be patented? Conflict and confusion in the law surrounding these questions has created destructive uncertainty amongst technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, medical practitioners, community groups and policy makers. This book tackles the problem through a comparative study of statutory law and case law in the United States and Europe, as well as international law, concerned with what subject matter is patent eligible. In particular the book explores whether only technical inventions should be eligible for patent protection and, if so, whether those inventions must be physical in order to qualify as “technology” in patent law.
Click here to find out more about the book and to order a copy from the publisher’s web site.
Punyapat Saksupapchon (Ph.D.) Engineering Systems
Nadezhda Mullina (Ph.D.) Engineering Systems
Georgy Klushin (Ph.D.) Engineering Systems
Elena Petrakova (Ph.D.) Engineering Systems
Graduated Ph.D. Students:
Dr. Anja Tekic Engineering Systems (supervisor)
Dr. Dmitry Smirnov Engineering Systems (co-supervisor)
Professor Willoughby has more than 20 years of professional teaching at the graduate level at the following universities: the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Utah, Westminster College, the University of Western Australia, the University of California at Berkeley, Curtin University, and Mahidol University. Guest teaching at the following universities: the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration; Seoul National University; W.A. Institute of Technology; Murdoch University; Winston-Salem State University; Tsinghua University.
Subject matter of courses taught have included:
Intellectual Property; Philosophy of Technology, Science and Innovation; Strategic Management; Introduction to Business Planning; Entrepreneurship; The Art of Managing Entrepreneurship; Technology Transfer and Commercialization; Legal Framework and Sustainability in Electrical Engineering; Managing Organizations in a Technological Environment; Developing New Technology Products; International Management of Technology Project; Management of Technology Capstone Projects; Design and Evolution of Technology Commercialization Strategy; Enactment of Technology Commercialization Strategy; Introduction to the Process of Technological Innovation; Technical Standards and Competition in High Technology Industries; Organizations, Technology and Society; International Dimensions of Technology Management; Licensing Strategy; Technology Commercialization, Research Institutions and Government; Business Law and the Management of Intellectual Property in the Information Age; Technology Management and Industrial Context (Telecommunications); Strategic Management of Technological Innovation; Strategic Management and the Banking Industry; Strategic Management of Technology; Management of Technology (A): The Technology Based Firm; Management of Technology (B): Technological Contexts; International Management; Entrepreneurship in Emerging Technology; Entrepreneurial Bioengineering; Managing Innovation and Technology; Innovation and Technological Design; Rural/Small Town Planning and Policy: US and International Perspectives; Urban and Regional Development in the Third World; Resources Planning.
ФИО: Виллоуби Келвин Вейн
Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор
Преподаваемые дисциплины: Интеллектуальная собственность и технологические инновации
Ученая степень: Ph.D., философские науки, 1987, Университет Мердока ; Ph.D. 1999, Стратегическое управление и управление технологиями, Университет Западной Австралии; LL.M., Интеллектуальная собственность, 2008, Мюнхенский юридический центр интеллектуальной собственности.
Ученое звание (при наличии): нет
Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Интеллектуальная собственность
Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии):
Общий стаж работы: 36 лет
Стаж работы по специальности: 36 лет