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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Don't expect OA for LexisNexis

Richard Poynder, The IP world is not for the weak minded, Open and Shut, October 3, 2007. 

Richard interviews Peter Vanderheyden, the Vice President for Global Intellectual Property at Elsevier's LexisNexis.  At the close of the interview, Vanderheyden explains why he believes OA would not work for a high-end patent database and why he's not considering it for LexisNexis generally.

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