Category Archives: Bozonet

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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Key Concept 5: Public Covenant (Addendum)

The Need for a Public Covenant A public covenant attached to a patent property right reflects a determination that the federal patent system, on its own, is not adequate to a given governmental or private purpose. We might say, a … Continue reading

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The Special Case Keeps Giving

Here is the special case university research invention. I have expanded it to show the logic. A special case invention is one that cannot be used without “development” and the “development” involves substantial effort at private expense and the “development” … Continue reading

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AAU Fools with Words, 3

We are working through the AAU fantasy about invention commercialization. In AAU usage,  to “develop” an invention may mean to “suppress” the invention but also may include to design around an invention–as in, invent what is actually needed to create … Continue reading

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AAU Fools with Words, 1

Recently the Association of American Universities published a fakographic about Bayh-Dole. From the AAU perspective, of course, it was all true stuff, because, well, they believe whatever they are doing is right, so whatever they say about something that’s right … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole nonsense in a talk at the University of Pittsburgh

Last year (March 2016), Joe Allen gave a talk at the University of Pittsburgh, “Patent Ownership Under Bayh-Dole, reported in the University Times. Called “a key architect of the Bayh-Dole Act,” Allen manages to fill a talk summary with mostly … Continue reading

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How Bayh-Dole went wrong and what might be done, 5

Moving to a new platform that’s really what Vannever Bush first proposed If you see this difference between an approach that transfers the government’s right and the Bayh-Dole approach, which attempts to transfer ownership of patentable inventions directly to institutions, … Continue reading

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More Fakographic Comment

APLU and AAU published an infographic about university research and technology transfer. Technology transfer, the infographic claims, “transforms society” and the infographic will show us how. The “driver” of this transformation, we are told, is institutional licensing of patents based on inventions … Continue reading

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A New Fakographic from APLU and AAU in 10 Exhibits

A couple of university front organizations, APLU and AAU, have published a two-page infographic that presents a glowing picture of Bayh-Dole and university patent-based commercialization. Titled “How Technology Transfer Transforms Society,” the infographic confidently presents arguments for university commercialization practices. … Continue reading

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