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Does a university own software written by students?

I just posted to Quora in response to If I study at a university and I create software in my own time, does the university own the licensing to my software? There’s no good general answer, since things vary by … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Government License–7: Software

The webinar then turns to government license in the context of software. Here things get confused again. Bayh-Dole states as policy–not merely rationale–that the patent system is to be used to promote the utilization of inventions arising from federally supported … Continue reading

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AAU, APLU, and others aim to “bolster” federal technology transfer, 2

We are working through advice offered to NIST by various higher education associations on how to improve federal technology transfer by funding without oversight the “technology transfer” programs of non-federal institutions. If the gist is all you  need, then don’t … Continue reading

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“Only assholes get patents…”

Slashdot points to a recent blog post by Marco Arment on dealing with feature copying and imitation in software apps. Arment summaries copyright and trademark angles, noting that neither provides much defense. He then moves on to patents: Only assholes … Continue reading

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The Cork in the Keg: Open Source Software Complies with Bayh-Dole But University Invention Practice Often Does Not

Over on Daniel S. Katz’s blog there’s a discussion of university policies and open source software. The issue of Bayh-Dole came up, and I provided a comment there. I’m reposting here, with links and a few typos and awkwardnesses fixed. The … Continue reading

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