Monthly Archives: May 2015

Simplify University Patent Policies

Close Encounters of the Third Kind begins with reports of strange doings from all over the world. Let’s start in a similar mode. In The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley makes the case that the inventions of the industrial revolution were not … Continue reading

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A New Angle on Protecting University Employee Inventors

Washington state senator Maralyn Chase has introduced legislation (SB 6106 and SB 6107) to free up inventors at the state’s public universities from administrative requirements to assign all their inventions to the state for management. In addition to seeking to make voluntary … Continue reading

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Efficiency in University Technology Transfer

Over at the GAIN group on LinkedIn, Laura Schoppe has asked a good question about “decentralization” of university licensing efforts. She appears to advocate for the efficiency of central IP offices. Peter Schuerman from UC Merced has already provided a … Continue reading

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