Monthly Archives: September 2013

That’s What I Want

Princeton sues Princeton (h/t to Glenn): Bruce Afran, an attorney who lives in the town, is suing the school in the Tax Court of New Jersey on behalf of four other residents and the estate of a fifth, arguing that … Continue reading

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Proposed section 285(b) points out a weakness in the death star

Chris Gallagher has been working tirelessly to make universities aware of proposed rule-making and legislation that might adversely affect their efforts to transfer technology for private development.  He points to a discussion draft in the House Judiciary Committee that proposes … Continue reading

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Five Things to Save Bayh-Dole, Encourage Innovation, and Revive Tech Transfer Credibility

The Bayh-Dole Act has gone from being a golden goose to a weapon of mass destruction. The basic idea, to make more federally supported inventions available for management through university-affiliated agents, is fine.  More to the point:  as the federal … Continue reading

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University Patent Policies, Past and Present, Part II

The first part of this essay showed some of the diversity of mid-century university patent policies. There were a number of approaches, from discouraging patenting to embracing it, from university direct control to the use of external agents. Almost all … Continue reading

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The Rhetoric of Technology Transfer and Student Debt

From Thomas Frank’s article in The Baffler (h/t Chris) on college tuition prices and administrative excess: The coming of academic capitalism has been anticipated and praised for years; today it is here. Colleges and universities clamor greedily these days for … Continue reading

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I wish I had a neurolyzer.

There is a continuing effort to misconstrue the Supreme Court decision in Stanford v Roche.  Here is an excerpt from a newspaper article on the reasons why the University of Utah changed their policy to make even more claims to … Continue reading

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