Tag Archives: research

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 … 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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