Hubert PunProfessor Hubert Pun of the Ivey Business School will discuss the risk a supplier will steal intellectual property in a free public lecture Friday.

Lecture to analyze incentive to copycat products

Outsourcing can be an integral part of a manufacturer’s strategy. However, by outsourcing production, manufacturers distribute their intellectual property into supply chains they may not be able to fully control.

Hubert Pun will consider the costs and benefits of contracts to protect intellectual property in a free public lecture Friday, April 21, in the Odette Building. Dr. Pun is a professor of management science at Western University’s Ivey Business School.

His presentation, “Intellectual Property Theft: An Economic Analysis of a Supplier’s Incentive to Copy,” is part of the Topics in Management Science Research series at the Odette School of Business. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. in room 321, Odette Building. RSVP your attendance to Linda Ingram at or 519-253-3000, ext. 3883.

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