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The AUTM CEOs Speech, Fitt 3

We are working through a recent talk by the CEO of the Association of University Technology Managers at a symposium hosted by NIST on “unleashing American innovation.” The AUTM CEO now turns to a deeper neurosis that has almost nothing … Continue reading

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Institutional patent derangement syndrome

The discussion of university ownership of patents on inventions made in faculty-led research invariably adopts the singular. Consider one invention at one university. Now, doesn’t it make sense that university administrators should take over that invention for the good of … Continue reading

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Mississippi State University misrepresents Bayh-Dole

Here’s Mississippi State University’s Office Technology Management answering the question “Why does the University patent technology?” It is required under federal grants – The University is required to patent and commercialize the technology under terms of the Bayh-Dole Act. If the … Continue reading

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Whistling all the way to the bank, revisited 3

Having established the contracting problem for government-sponsored “basic research,” let’s get into how the patent administration folks got into changing things around from government ownership to institutional ownership, when the institutions didn’t have policies and practices that swept up inventions … Continue reading

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MoFo’s New Bayh-Dole Fakefographic

Morrison & Foerster, a big law firm (revenue near $1b per year, around 1,000 attorneys), has an infographic out about the Bayh-Dole Act, subtitled “5 Steps to Retain Title.” Here’s a bit of their advice–steps 1 to 3. It looks … Continue reading

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