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University Patent Policy for Effective Technology Transfer, 11: Two key provisions

A university patent policy designed to promote effective technology transfer will have these key provisions: Voluntary participation Default institutional non-exclusive FRAND offer These are key elements. FRAND is “fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory.” We will work through the reasons why these … Continue reading

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University Patent Policy for Effective Technology Transfer, 8: Transfer parameters

We are comparing two technology transfer scenarios as a way to get at effective university technology transfer policy. Here are the scenarios again: Scenario 1: University offers a non-exclusive patent license for $5,000 with no post-license assistance other than delivery … Continue reading

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On Technology Transfer Metrics, 6: What university administrators want most

We are looking at metrics for managing university-based technology transfer and policy. First, we have none. We have disconnected proxies that don’t inform either management or policy. Let’s look at what university administrators care about: money. That’s it. I have … Continue reading

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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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