Monthly Archives: December 2009

Bayh-Dole and Public Service

It occurs to me that something else may also be preempted by the typical university approach to Bayh-Dole: public service. This in particular might be something of consequence for land grant universities. Let’s see how this might arise. I have … Continue reading

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Still in Shock

I’m still in shock having seen AUTM and WARF, among others, out proposing that Bayh-Dole pre-empts the normal vesting of ownership of inventions, and worse and worse arguing that doing so somehow supports academic freedom and therefore is noble. The … Continue reading

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Data and IP Management in a Mess

For university IP management, we must also take note of the situation around the climate emails and software. It is all too easy to stand aside and let compliance and misconduct investigations wend their way through the forensics and spin. … Continue reading

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Institutional Conflict of Interest and Science Investigations

I have been watching the unfolding of the issues around the release of CRU climate emails and software. If we get past the political spin, and we move through the layer in which concerns might be raised about personal ethics, … Continue reading

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Open Engagement

I have posted a short essay on “open engagement” on our Open 3d Printing project blog. The ideas behind this essay came about in discussions between me and Mark Ganter over responses we were seeing to the publication of various … Continue reading

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