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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 6

The first installment of this article is here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 WARF’s Design In 1999, Edmund Cronon and John Jenkins included a chapter on the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in their history of the University of … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 4

This article starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 One might see how, if university administrators believe that they have become, for invention purposes, the federal sponsor of the research, that they could also come to believe … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 3

This article starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 In most cases, a principal investigator will know immediately whether an invention or discovery is within scope of a well drafted research agreement–is this invention something that was … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 2

This article starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 In the new 1969 Wisconsin patent policy, we encounter a corporate agent and the passive voice: “it has become necessary for the University to scrutinize with care the … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1

Tucked into Congressional testimony in 1978 on expanding the Institutional Patent Agreement program is the 1969 University of Wisconsin patent policy. This policy is notable for a number of reasons. First, because it is an actual policy statement on patents, where … Continue reading

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On the warfarin path

We frame our expectations and our insights by the stories we tell.  This is true as well of the stories of innovation.   How does something new come into the world and reshape things?  We have two primary narratives–bane and boon–one, … Continue reading

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