Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cleese on Creativity

In a talk on Creativity (from 1991, it seems), complete with Danish subtitling to help expand your language competency, John Cleese talks about “open” and “closed” modes of operating, and the need to move between these two modes to find … Continue reading

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Recovering Agent Choice

Having looked at the various topics Research Enterprise has covered over the past four years, it’s also good to look at where we are in terms of university innovation management. Prior to Bayh-Dole’s passage in 1980, university innovation practice was … Continue reading

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Code 10-9

It’s been four years, now, that I’ve been writing for Research Enterprise.  Over 450 comments, essays, technical discussions, and parody Star Trek scripts later, it’s time to take a look at where things stand.  Over this period, Research Enterprise has … Continue reading

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Summary Re-writing Bayh-Dole

[Updated with new examples to replace ones since removed from the web–whack-a-mole time] I have pointed out how AUTM’s summary of Bayh-Dole puts its own misleading spin on the law.  Here is how this bad advice works in the wild.  … Continue reading

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Five Defects in Persistent Readings of Bayh-Dole

I read a couple of recent papers that involved Bayh-Dole, oh boy.  One was a new law review article on Stanford v Roche.  In what has come to be expected fashion, the authors mishandle Bayh-Dole.  Rather than spending time pointing … Continue reading

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Alok Jha, writing in The Guardian, has an extended article on the growing problem of bad science, with particular attention to psychology and medicine. One bit of worrisome news: There are indications that bad practice – particularly at the less … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole, the Invention Management Free-Agency Law

I came across an email from November 2009 that rather lays out the heart of the public debate around free agency.  It’s from Joe Allen to Robert Hardy (at COGR) and Howard Bremer (long time at WARF).   Robert Hardy has sent … Continue reading

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AUTM Summarizes Bayh-Dole

Here is an AUTM summary of Bayh-Dole: Major provisions of the Act include: Non-profits, including universities, and small businesses may elect to retain title to innovations developed under federally-funded research programs Universities are encouraged to collaborate with commercial concerns to promote … Continue reading

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Competing Primitive Narratives of Technology Transfer

I have noticed recently how merely having a reasonable account for something doesn’t mean that one has got the one and only reasonable account.  Todorov, that critical theorist that folks in tech transfer have never heard of, says that there’s … Continue reading

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