Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Star Trek Version of Ohio Revised Code 3345.14, Again

Sometimes it helps to transform a problem to see how it stacks up in a familiar notation.  This is done frequently in physics, for instance, where one might find a particle development advantageous over a wave-based notation for some calculations.  … Continue reading

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Where’d you go, Ohio?

I have written previously about the State of Ohio’s effort to frustrate federal invention policy by asserting that public universities in the state own all inventions made in research done in state facilities or by university employees in the scope … Continue reading

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An Fine Overview of Corporate Sponsored Research

In 2008 Roger L. Geiger  prepared this report on corporate-sponsored research for Penn State.  It’s the best discussion of the subject I’ve come across.  I have been involved in or closely followed a number of the programs–the Intel lablets (some … Continue reading

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It’s not a change in policy, it’s not a change in policy…

Well, I guess the UC present assignment doesn’t have to be, technically,  a change in policy.  It could be simply a violation of policy.  Note that in the UC Patent Policy, we have this: An agreement to assign inventions and … Continue reading

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7 Points on the UC Present Assignment Requirement

There has been some discussion going on about the recent UC requirement that everyone sign a new patent acknowledgement, this one with a present assignment in it, with the claim that this change is needed to respond to the Stanford … Continue reading

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Oh, to be the happy dog again

There has been a lot of bad advice for universities out there in the wake of Stanford v Roche.   It almost appears to be orchestrated talking points on the need for universities to implement present assignments to prevent another outcome … Continue reading

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What "of the contractor" teaches us about "subject inventions"

[In a previous essay, I worked through problems with “of the contractor” and argued that the interpretation had to include employees who invent even if they had not assigned to the contractor.  Here, I explain in more detail how this … Continue reading

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Theory Failure in Technology Transfer

Chris Newfield underscores some of the points I make about the linear model from a different direction in an essay he wrote recently for the Remaking the University blog. If the US can’t get over the hump and start spending … Continue reading

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Explaining an Emblem of the Linear Model

Gene Quinn at IP Watchdog posted last October a nice essay (h/t to François Stofft at the Linkedin International Technology Transfer Professionals group) on the problems of accelerating technology transfer by federal fiat. The new programs that have been announced … Continue reading

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