Monthly Archives: July 2011

New earth

The Supreme Court ruling in Stanford v Roche makes it clear that the Bayh-Dole Act does not vest title in inventions with universities, does not mandate that universities take title, does not constrain inventors to assign only to their university … Continue reading

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Hairdressers on Everest

Over at TT2.0, Melba Kurman asks if university technology transfer is under-resourced or under-achieving.  Melba raises very good points about the debate, including the efforts of the Department of Commerce to solicit input about technology transfer, which then just sits, … Continue reading

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Learning to See

While Bayh-Dole and Stanford v. Roche have taken up a lot of space on these pages recently, they are not the only things going around here by any means. One area of our work has been to gain a better … Continue reading

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What should a university focus on?

Benoît Godin on the statistics used to describe science, technology, and innovation (STI): – A focus on (research) activities rather than use and impacts. – An economic-oriented representation rather than social/cultural. – An interest in technology rather than science. – … Continue reading

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Go West for Innovation!

Here is the biggest outcome of Stanford v Roche: Bayh-Dole does not require universities to take ownership of inventions made with federal funds, does not mandate that universities do so, does not restrain the rights of inventors so they can … Continue reading

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Corrections Appended

Here is a university article from April, before the Supreme Court decision. I was hoping that the correction appended would have to do with errors having to do with Bayh-Dole, but no, it was not to be. Thus, I’ve supplied … Continue reading

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Good News!

Here is some advice for universities on Stanford v. Roche: “In a 7-2 decision delivered by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court affirmed the Federal Circuit’s ruling that the university inventor had assigned the invention to Roche Molecular Systems before his … Continue reading

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Spoiling the Soda

I am working to describe how Bayh-Dole operates.  That means:  building a general picture from the details, rather than assuming a simple, general picture and then ignoring all the details that don’t fit in.  It also means:  considering how universities … Continue reading

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The road to serfdom, patent reform version

At IP Watchdog, Eric Guttag is out with a piece on the effect of patent reform legislation on Bayh-Dole compliance. It’s an important topic, and Guttag raises some valuable points. But at the root of it, he is working with … Continue reading

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