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Managing University Inventions

An informative overview of the Stanford vs. Roche case, and some background on current and alternative models for university tech-transfer via Blogging Innovation:

If the Supreme Court gives universities greater control over the inventions created by their faculty and grad students, the Court should also require universities to publish metrics that shed light into how they are managing their invention portfolios. As the Stanford vs. Roche case makes its way to the Supreme Court, we will see a public and thorough examination of the nuances surrounding ownership of inventions created on university campuses. Good arguments that highlight what’s at stake have been made in favor of, and against Stanford, such as MIT’s amicus brief and Gerry Barnett’s ongoing analysis. [read full article]

Stanford vs. Roche case [web]
Kauffman Foundation – Free Agency proposal [web]
NAS Report – Managing University IP in the Public Interest [web]

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