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Patents in Space-4

Famiya Masood, a columnist for a Pakistani newspaper, argues in a recent article that government-funded research at universities in Pakistan is not “translating into inventions that can be eventually patented.” Masood seems to believe that this is not a good … Continue reading

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Patents in Space-3

We are working through an article by Famiya Masood published March 11, 2020 in The Nation, a Pakistan newspaper. Masood takes up an important issue–how to make Pakistani research supported by the government more productive for things that people are … Continue reading

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Patents in Space-2

Famiya Masood, a columnist for The Nation, an English-language Pakistani newspaper and law student at Northwestern University, has published an article that argues that Pakistan needs more patents from its government-funded research. Well, perhaps. But she gets Bayh-Dole wrong on … Continue reading

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Patents in Space-1

The Nation, an English-language Pakistani newspaper, published an article on March 11 by Famiya Masood, “Patents in Pakistan” that argues the government must create incentives for university inventors. That much is interesting. But Masood builds her argument using Bayh-Dole as … Continue reading

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A WIPO Economist Gets Bayh-Dole Wrong

Here’s an article by Mario Cervantes, an economist at OECD, “Academic Patenting: How universities and public research organizations are using their intellectual property to boost research and spur innovation start-ups.” Cervantes claims that universities “protecting their inventions” somehow increases their … Continue reading

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A sense of proportion–4

To lay it out in bullet points, the now dominant university patent-based approach to research inventions defaulting to exclusive licenses: fragments invention platforms with no way to restore them attracts speculative investors while pushing away companies raises barriers to early … Continue reading

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A sense of proportion–2

University administrators have engaged in a thirty-year effort of research invention management that creates patent gridlock for what amounts to a tiny bit of the overall inventive activity in the country. That’s the black border area on this nice blue … Continue reading

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The 100x Model–1 Protection

Bayh-Dole uses “protectable” with respect to inventions 35 USC 201(d). That’s strange. Nothing else in patent law has to do with protecting inventions. What could “protection” have to do with inventions, as a matter of law no less? To get … Continue reading

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Invention Systems

A Dialog Concerning the Two Chief Invention Systems Interlocutors Libero , Proprietario, Kissero Kissero: Look! Here’s something I’ve done in my research! Libero: Whoa! Very interesting! Was it done under our federal contract? K: Yeah, I think so. During work … Continue reading

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28,000 federal patents and the monopoly meme went into a bar, 2

Howard Forman’s 1976 testimony is where the 28,000 patents meme enters what will become the Bayh-Dole rhetoric. Senator Bayh uses Forman’s meme when he introduces S. 414 in 1979: When the Government decides to retain patent rights on these inventions … Continue reading

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