The problem of innovation in the context of intellectual property research: from the economic-juridical into the sociocultural paradigm

  • O. V. Stovpets South ukrainian national pedagogical university named after K. D. Ushynsky
Keywords: intellectual property, society, creativity, innovation, sociocultural space


The problem of innovation in the context of Intellectual Property becomes actual as the society’s development moves from the economic, technical and juridical paradigms towards the sociocultural paradigm. The reflection on abovementioned issues is performed within the monographic social­philosophic research for Intellectual Property Institution as one of the most significant social institutions of postindustrial postmodern society in the era of information. Therefore the article is devoted to the social­philosophic study of the innovation concept’s genesis, the process of innovative problematic consolidation in the context of intellectual property, as well as the justification of innovation as a social­cultural phenomenon. In particular, it was performed a sociophilosophical and semantic analysis for the concept of «innovation» in its correlation with the concepts of «discovery», «invention», «new modification», «novelty», in order to identify the essence of innovation itself. It was emphasized the importance of innovation’s research in the socio­cultural context, taking into account the specific ontological status for innovation in its integrity with Intellectual Property institution. In the studying of innovation (as the very important substantial aspect of intellectual property) it was explicated that interpretations of this phenomenon are frequently concentrated within technical, economic and juridical paradigms. However, today the innovation is primarily a social and cultural phenomenon caused by the specifics of appropriate sociocultural environment. It is logical that changes’ vector related to the information and technological novelties, now shifts from technical, economic and legal fields to the socio­cultural dimension. Following the producing sectors, other areas of life became the objects of conscious and deliberate innovative activities, that allow us to fix the transition towards an innovative model of social and cultural development, and the corresponding increase in the value of intellectual property institution in post­industrial world. This is why the innovation has become one of the main types of socio­cultural working (intellectual, creative) activity, and it’s perceived as an essential precondition for civilized development. Thus, the innovation appears as a complex socio­cultural phenomenon that requires contemporary substantiation. At the same time the innovation (as a sociocultural phenomenon) contains inside all the newest trends of today’s culture, but not only: it is also aimed at the future.

Author Biography

O. V. Stovpets, South ukrainian national pedagogical university named after K. D. Ushynsky
PhD in philosophy, associate professor, doctoral candidate


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How to Cite
Stovpets, O. V. (2016). The problem of innovation in the context of intellectual property research: from the economic-juridical into the sociocultural paradigm. Grani, 19(7), 6-12.