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Bayh-Dole Basics, 7: Disclosure comments, 1

This will be longish. For the brief of heart, here’s a synopsis. Invention disclosure is the heart of Bayh-Dole standard patent rights compliance. Disclosure is not reporting that an invention exists. Disclosure means providing, for an invention owned by a … Continue reading

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The AUTM CEOs Speech, Fitt 2

We are working through a speech that the CEO of the Association of University Technology Managers gave at a recent symposium sponsored by NIST with the dubious title “Unleashing American Innovation.” Our CEO has made pompous claims about his organization … Continue reading

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The Basic Policy Question Behind Bayh-Dole

There’s one simple issue: Should the federal government subsidize with public funding for nonprofit research the creation of patent monopolies? There it is. The answer that has dominated for thirty-five years is “Yes.” How comfortable are you with that? Gut-level? … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 9

The beginning: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 Research deliverables Bayh-Bole, as it turns out, will be a statute that limits the scope of patent property rights in federally supported inventions, but in such an obtuse way that … Continue reading

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Francis Bacon, Vannevar Bush, and Technology Transfer

Peter Harrison and Benoît Godin trace the history and transformation of two of the critical concepts that underlie the present formula for university research: curiosity and innovation. Remarkably, both concepts have much of their early existence as negative things, to be … Continue reading

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Research Veering in the Public Interest

Did you see this story in the New York Times yesterday?  “Sloan-Kettering Chief Is Accused of Taking Research.” Craig Thompson, who worked at a research institute affiliated with University of Pennsylvania, starts a company, Agios, and now is being sued … Continue reading

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Rear View Research

I came across an interesting blog post by Jeff Henning. He provides an account of a talk at the University of Georgia by Stan Sthanuathan, VP of marketing strategy for Coca-Cola. Sthanuathan points out that a lot of industry research … Continue reading

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Confidentiality Agreements

There’s a topic header for this over at the University & Industry Innovation Forum. I’ve put a summary there. Here, I’ll post a fuller discussion. As with other areas of discussion on industry-university arrangements, confidentiality triggers cascades of reasoning. This … Continue reading

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