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On Technology Transfer Metrics, 3: Money

Universities don’t track their transfers, the federal government does not track university transfers, and professional organizations and nonprofits do not track university transfers. Law firms don’t track university transfers. Venture capital firms don’t track university transfers. Pretty much anyone who … Continue reading

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On Technology Transfer Metrics, 1: Issues

Let’s follow up on the fact that there’s no publicly available–free–data source to track university to industry technology transfer. There’s no non-free data source to track such transfer, either. You would think there would be. To get at metrics, let’s … Continue reading

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AAU, APLU, and others aim to “bolster” federal technology transfer, 6

We are working through the advice that AAU, APLU, and other “higher education associations” have provided to NIST on how to improve federal laboratory technology transfer. Do you expect that these associations thoroughly vetted their draft response with all their … Continue reading

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Three once-concerns regarding university patents

Historically, there have been three areas of concern for the limitation of university involvement in patenting: (1) the monopoly effect of IP, (2) worrisome commercial behaviors, and (3) the problem of money as an apparent motivation. In the past, when university inventors … Continue reading

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Five Motivators of University Patent Policy Madness

University patent policies are not what they seem, and are shaped by the exploitation of ideas that have nothing to do with inventiveness, creativity, entrepreneurship, public use, commercial development, investment, economic vitality, public welfare, or even university mission. All these … Continue reading

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