Assistant Professor David Orozco from Michigan Technological University’s School of Business and Economics presented a research paper, “Innovation Policy and Friends of the Court: Intellectual Property Advocacy Before the US Supreme Court,” Tuesday at the Max Planck Society’s Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, in Germany.
David’s research and teaching focus on the competitive advantage obtained by the proactive management of legal rights and intellectual properties. He received a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor of science in economics degree from New York University. He teaches business law and entrepreneurship at Michigan Tech.
His research paper showed that firms actively shape their and rivals’ ability to protect an innovation from imitation and to capture profits generated from the innovation through their decision-making processes. This decision-making is partially based on firm-related characteristics like technological factors, strategic interactions, institutional capabilities and power relationships in bargaining situations and the firms’ preference among property rules.
David will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course for our MBA this year. Find out more about David and his research on his blog — I.P in the U.P.