Category Archives: Bozonet

The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 4

We are working through the University of Pittsburgh summary of the Bayh-Dole Act, and I at least am getting increasingly grouchy as I do. How can someone writing for university faculty “innovators” get things so wrong in some many places? … Continue reading

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 3

We are working through the fake history published by the University of Pittsburgh regarding the Bayh-Dole Act and its “key provisions.” “Fake” is too light a word for it, but it’s trendy and so people get the general idea. Really, … Continue reading

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 2

We are working through the University of Pittsburgh’s account of the Bayh-Dole Act since AUTM has called it out as worth reading. We need to pause and consider some real history to work out of our imaginations the fake history … Continue reading

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 1

AUTM a few weeks ago pointed favorably to a description of the Bayh-Dole Act posted by the University of Pittsburgh. Let’s have a look, then. The post is titled “What It Means for Technology Commercialization.” While “It” is ominous in … Continue reading

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The Implication of the APLU’s Nonsense on Technology Transfer

The APLU’s fakographic keeps giving. I’ve discussed it previously. The basic idea behind the APLU graphic is that there is a set process by which research discoveries move from the laboratory to public use. This process sure sounds great, and … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Protection Racket, End

Well, that has been quite the trip through Penn State’s IP apparatus. I worked through it briefly a few years ago, and then again last year, but never did the deep dive to see all the strange creatures that pass … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Protection Racket, 25: Precarious Position on IP

Had enough of Penn State? I sure have, but we are not done. Penn State is not an outlier in its problems with IP policy and otherwise. It’s just more of the same. At Penn State’s Office of Sponsored Programs … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Protection Racket, 23: Conflict of Interest

Penn State’s conflict of interest policy, HR91, discusses requirements on “faculty and staff members”: In their dealings with and on behalf of the University, they shall be held to a strict rule of honest and fair dealings between themselves and … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Protection Racket, 11: The 1992 and current IP Agreements

We have been through a lot of Penn State policy now. We have looked at the 1940 IP policy, the 1991 IP policy, and the current IP policy. We have also looked at the 1992 IP Agreement and compared it … Continue reading

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Penn State’s IP Protection Racket, 6: Problems with the RIP Loop

We are comparing Penn State’s 1991 and current IP policies to see what has been changed. When we are done, we will then do the same thing with the 1992 and current IP Agreements. Current Penn State IP policy refers to … Continue reading

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