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Nine Points to Consider (with regard to AUTM’s licensing survey), 8-9

We are considering nine points with regard to AUTM’s annual licensing survey. We have got through seven points–not validated and with estimates, duplicate reporting, conflating technology and invention, activity measures giving the illusion of a process at work, no reporting … Continue reading

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Nine Points to Consider (with regard to AUTM’s licensing survey), 1-7

The Association of University Technology Managers, a front group for university licensing professionals, conducts an annual survey of the universities that its members work for. The survey asks for various metrics regarding inventions, patenting, licensing, startups, and revenue. The survey … Continue reading

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Nonsense about Bayh-Dole from Bio, 2018 edition–2

We are working through the 2018 version of Bio’s misinfographic about Bayh-Dole and its relationship to drug prices. Bio report metrics from an AUTM report as if they are facts. But these are not facts–they are estimates from an unvalidated … Continue reading

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AAU, APLU, and others aim to “bolster” federal technology transfer, 4

We are dealing with the bombast that AAU and other “higher education associations” put forward as advice to NIST with regard to how the federal government might better manage its own technology transfer. Instead, the HEAs seek to improve their … 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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