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On Technology Transfer Metrics, 2: Management

There are uses for metrics in business. One is to make management decisions. There’s a repeated bit of nonsense–you can’t manage what you don’t measure. There’s a veneer in truth in that, along the lines of “if you measure it, … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole march-in won’t change drug prices but other things might–2

Now let’s look at alternatives to Bayh-Dole’s march-in procedures to address competition, public access, and prevention of unreasonable use, including price gouging. We will consider two within Bayh-Dole and two outside Bayh-Dole. The Bayh-Dole alternatives are: use the government license … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole march-in won’t change drug prices but other things might–1

Folks think that somehow Bayh-Dole permits government take over of pharma patents and by doing this, somehow, the price of drugs will necessarily–magically–go down. Let’s work through this idea. Set aside for a moment that many drugs don’t do much … Continue reading

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University inventions that aren’t exactly worthless-2

Companies, it turns out, are pretty good at evaluating inventions that are “worth” something to them. Companies with large research enterprises appear to be less good than others, however. The story at Xerox PARC was that inventors hoped that their … Continue reading

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Institutional Patent Licensing–One of the least “direct” ways to obtain new technology

A few weeks ago I was involved in a discussion about how a region might import new technology developed at distant universities. One of the participants, with a background in AUTM-style technology transfer, made the off-hand comment that if we … Continue reading

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How can universities demonstrate they aren’t patent trolls?

Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that university administrators at places like Caltech don’t want to be labelled patent trolls. What might make it clear that universities are not just one more set of patent trolls? “We’re not … Continue reading

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