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Latkerstein’s Monster, 2

The monopoly meme argument is that no one would have ever received any cisplatin if not for an exclusive license to motivate a big drug company to “develop” the drug as a product. Left out is the idea that the … Continue reading

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Latkerstein’s Monster, 1

I ran a Twitter thread on this topic. Here’s more of the same. The Bayh-Dole Coalition describes Bayh-Dole as part of a “delicate balance of the university techtransfer system.” My experience differs. There is no “delicate balance.” Bayh-Dole is a … Continue reading

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The use of the patent system for federal research results, 2: Why universities patent

For an account that covers reasonably well the context for universities getting involved in patenting, see Elizabeth Popp Berman’s 2006 paper “Why Do Universities Patent? The Role of the Federal Government in Creating Modern Technology Transfer Practice” (draft here). What … Continue reading

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The Turning Point in Federal Patent Policy

1971. Here’s where things started to go bad. In 1963, President Kennedy issued a memorandum setting forth executive branch patent policy. When the federal government acquired inventions, the policy stipulated that patents would be made available “through dedication or licensing”–that … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, Table of Links

In May 2017 I wrote a series of articles that traced the development of the University of Wisconsin’s patent policy, how the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation shaped federal policy to disenfranchise faculty inventors in favor of its own money-making ventures … Continue reading

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Illusions of Bayh-Dole: patent blockages and incentives

In 1979, when S. 414 was introduced by Senators Bayh and Dole–later much of the language of S. 414 would form the core of the Bayh-Dole Act–Senator Bayh made the following claim: Some 30,000 government-owned patents are piled up awaiting … 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, 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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