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Episode 551: Military Power & Intellectual Property, with Robert M. Farley

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How do different standards related to intellectual property influence the spread and adoption of emerging military technology?


How does the respect for law, process, and customs impact what shows up on the battlefield in the hands of both friend and foe?


In a return visit to Midrats this Sunday, we are going to explore this topic with Robert Farley. As a starting point to our discussion we will look at the issues he raised in the new book he co-authored with Davida H. Isaacs “Patents for Power: Intellectual Property and the Diffusion of Military Technology.”


Rob Farley teaches national security courses at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, where he tolerates the Wildcats, although his heart remains committed to the Oregon Ducks. His interests lie in maritime history, airpower theory, and the politics of national defense.

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