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The AUTM CEO’s Speech, Fitt 4

We are about done with the AUTM CEO’s speech at the NIST symposium on “unleasing American innovation.” Yes, it is trash, so we are trashing it. But there’s a purpose here. It’s not just that there is a difference of … Continue reading

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The AUTM CEOs Speech, Fitt 2

We are working through a speech that the CEO of the Association of University Technology Managers gave at a recent symposium sponsored by NIST with the dubious title “Unleashing American Innovation.” Our CEO has made pompous claims about his organization … Continue reading

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A law firm opines about a NIST rule, and I opine about the opining

A law firm gives an overview of the new NIST regulations for Bayh-Dole. It leads with fake history. Not a good sign. First enacted in 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act (as amended, the “Act”) for the first time permitted research institutions … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 10

We have reached the last installment of our work with the ipHandbook’s model invention assignment agreement. We started this journey making note of how university patent administrators make things more complicated than they ever need to be. The basic approach … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 9

We are deep into the ipHandbook’s model invention assignment agreement (IAA). We have hit the basic disclosure and assignment clause that depends on a restrictive clause with three parts that together establish the scope of the present assignment. Part (i) … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 8

We are working through the model invention assignment agreement proposed by the ipHandbook as a university “best practice.” Now we get the present assignment: agree to disclose promptly to UNIVERSITY and hereby assign all rights to all inventions, copyrightable materials, … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 7

Let’s have a look, then, at the invention assignment agreement that ipHandbook recommends that universities should use with their faculty. We start with the “consideration”: In consideration of the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) and: my past, present, and/or future … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 6

We reach the ipHandbook article’s “conclusions.” Suddenly, we return to the land of reason: The principles underlying this policy have evolved from the line of court cases that, in the absence of a written agreement, hold that an invention belongs … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 5

More fun examples from the ipHandbook to demonstrate, ahem, best practices in university ownership of inventions. The visiting scientist. Professor from another university visits and invents. He is compensated through funds from Professor Z’s federal contract. That is, if he … Continue reading

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Best practices in university invention management, 4

We are working through examples from the ipHandbook‘s advice on best practices for university ownership of inventions. All the examples feature a professor who finds ways to stick it to the university and wise words about how university officials could … Continue reading

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