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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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