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The VPR Letters, No. 4

Dear Vice Provost for Research, It’s been a while, and I thought I would drop you another note to help you with your management of university-hosted intellectual property. I once was contacted by a vice provost of research at a … Continue reading

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UW’s Fast Start template, another bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 7

We have been working through the arguments for universities implementing one-size-fits-all licensing templates for their spinout companies, so that all spinouts are treated the same–as if university spinouts are all the same, or should be made to become all the … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole and Pandemic

Here is one of many commentators on the Dr. Judy Mikovits interview in “Pandemic.” At about the 4 minute mark, Dr. Robert Carter has this to say about Bayh-Dole: What to make of Carter’s rebuttal to Mikovits with regard to … Continue reading

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Five Motivators of University Patent Policy Madness

University patent policies are not what they seem, and are shaped by the exploitation of ideas that have nothing to do with inventiveness, creativity, entrepreneurship, public use, commercial development, investment, economic vitality, public welfare, or even university mission. All these … Continue reading

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