Monthly Archives: August 2012

There are three paths you can go on…

Here’s a discussion in the wild, c. 2008, from some folks who generally have legitimate concerns about Bayh-Dole (my emphasis): One of BD’s intended virtues involved transferring default patent ownership from government to parties with stronger incentives to license inventions. … Continue reading

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Thinking like App.net

The App.net folks are thinking about how to develop an approach to open systems that rewards 3rd party contributions.  Dalton Caldwell has a nice discussion of one approach in a recent blog post.  Imagine that there’s a set cut of … Continue reading

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Dealing with TLO Food Bowl Aggression

I came across a paper in PLoS that discusses Global Access Licensing.  The point of the paper is to lay out GAL Framework principles and appeal to university licensing offices to implement them.  The authors point out that Bayh-Dole allows … Continue reading

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Freedom to Innovate

When the discussion of “free agency” comes up in technology transfer, it is easy to get diverted into rather narrow formulations.   In previous essays, I’ve pointed out that inventor ownership is the default in US patent law, and it takes … Continue reading

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Release the Bugaboos!

Let’s put some context around the idea of “free agency.”  AUTM clearly hates it, and so do Scott Shane and Joe Allan.  But what is it, exactly, that they hate?  I cannot get into their minds–and of course, it’s clear … Continue reading

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