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AAU, APLU, and others aim to “bolster” federal technology transfer, 2

We are working through advice offered to NIST by various higher education associations on how to improve federal technology transfer by funding without oversight the “technology transfer” programs of non-federal institutions. If the gist is all you  need, then don’t … Continue reading

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AAU, APLU, and others aim to “bolster” federal technology transfer, 1

AAU has tweeted out its happiness with advice it and other “higher education associations” (APLU, AAMC, COGR, and ACE) have given in response to NIST’s call for public comment on ways to improve federal “technology transfer.” AAU tweets that “Bayh-Dole … Continue reading

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Only Bayh-Dole and University Research Enterprise, 3

We are working through Bayh-Dole without the cover of the political bluffery that permitted Bayh-Dole to become national policy. Without the bluffery, Bayh-Dole addresses the same situation addressed previously by the IPA program, which in turn took up the Harbridge … Continue reading

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AUTM’s invitation to delude yourself, 5

We turn then to the final claim made by AUTM in its “talking points”–the stuff any advocate of Bayh-Dole ought to be repeating to legislators and faculty and anyone else appearing to lack sufficient self-delusion–that none of the fakery presented … Continue reading

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AUTM’s invitation to delude yourself, 4

We are working through an AUTM effort to get readers–and especially people wishing to influence federal policy makers on matters of inventions and patents made in faculty-chosen and led research–to self-delude themselves about Bayh-Dole. AUTM cites a GAO report from … Continue reading

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AUTM’s invitation to delude yourself, 3

To show how clueless the universities have been about Bayh-Dole–look at this finding from the GAO’s 1998 report on university administration of Bayh-Dole inventions: The policies varied among the universities in connection with how they determined whether the invention was … Continue reading

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AUTM’s invitation to delude yourself, 2

Watch this sleight of hand by AUTM, a world leader in cheating with Bayh-Dole. First, a total non sequitur: The Bayh-Dole Act is good for our national economy and also good for state and local economies. The majority of startup … Continue reading

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AUTM’s invitation to delude yourself, 1

Here’s AUTM’s “Talking Points” on Bayh-Dole. Let’s read the first paragraph together. The Bayh-Dole Act: It’s Working Actually, there’s no evidence that Bayh-Dole is working because (1) Bayh-Dole makes the evidence a federal secret; (2) universities don’t release the evidence … Continue reading

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When experts cheat at Bayh-Dole, bonus

It is almost impossible to detect when experts cheat. In the Tale of the Ring of Gyges, in Plato’s Republic, a shepherd finds a magic ring that makes him invisible. He then launches himself on a crime spree and ends … Continue reading

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When experts cheat at Bayh-Dole

In the classic guide to cheating at cards, The Expert at the Card Table, the point gets made that an expert cheater can cheat regardless of the watchfulness of anyone who expects him or her to cheat. An expert cheat … Continue reading

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