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Whistling all the way to the bank, revisited 2

The “Whistling” article struggles with the problem of the standard patent rights clause language about “electing to retain title.” I’ve wondered over this wording for years. It appears to be at the heart of the “cleverly crafted scheme” to intercept … Continue reading

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Is Mercenary Science, Science?

Inside Higher Ed is running a story that faculty members have been approached to serve as consultants to BP with regard to the oil spill. See here. It’s pretty typical in consulting agreements that data rights, publication, and IP can … Continue reading

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