Sara Boettiger

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Sara Boettiger' "is Director of Strategic Planning and Development at PIPRA (The Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture, She is an agricultural economist with a background in intellectual property (IP). In addition to her work at PIPRA she publishes in the field of IP law and policy, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of Forest Biotechnology, and works as a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her professional interests are focused on the design and implementation of practical services to support innovation and improve livelihoods in developing countries. Her research interests are in the law and economics of: IP rights and developing countries; open source in copyright and patents; innovative IP sharing mechanisms; US universities’ technology transfer systems; and the strategic use of patents in developed countries. Prior to her work at PIPRA she worked at the University of California Office of the President, Office of Technology Transfer.

"Sara Boettiger holds a B.A., University of Arizona; M.S., University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley." [1]

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  1. Sara Boettiger, Conference, accessed May 1, 2008.