Monthly Archives: December 2014

How we got here in twelve chapters, 3

3. Chasing federally supported inventions Federal agencies develop a variety of approaches to inventions made in contracted work. University research foundations make a pitch for management of federally supported inventions, but are resisted by Public Health Service policies. As a … Continue reading

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How we got here in twelve chapters, 2

2. The equities University faculty develop an approach to patents—mostly, keep them out of the university, use Research Corporation or a local research foundation. Agents provide services, take on the costs and risks, and share upsides with inventors and institutions. … Continue reading

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How we got here in twelve chapters, 1

A few days ago I sat down to work on a curriculum for innovation and found myself distracted by the outline of a book-length treatment of the development of university “technology transfer.” I emerged a few hours later with a … Continue reading

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The Dag Wagging the Dog, Part 2

In Part 1 of “Dag Wagging Dog,” we looked again at Rev Proc 47-2007 and how university administrators have used this tax guidance to create an artificial barrier to industry-sponsored research. Now let’s turn to how the universities have used … Continue reading

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