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Cystic fibrosis creates a thick sticky mucus that builds up in the airways causing infections and making it difficult to breathe Chronic pain is a common problem for patients which increases dramatically during the last months of life Those…

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Long term economic growth is intricately linked with political freedom Political freedom fosters stable international relations Stable international relations promote wealth creation And so the cycle grows Innovators go around the world looking for the best ideas and talent…

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Every once and a while we get a clear example of the gulf between those battling over important public policy issues and can understand why the public and policy makers are confused by resulting charges and counter charges The…

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Nothing clarified the stakes in orphan drug development like hearing Ron Bartek describe how after years a promising treatment for his son s disease finally emerged with TRND s help The therapy demonstrated enough potential that it was licensed…

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Debates over economic fairness the appropriate role of government in the economy and the value of the patent system spill over into our world One factor that made the enactment of Bayh-Dole so difficult was the feeling in the…

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She thought about a new approach to get these patents off the shelf launching an international competition for teams to develop business plans for a start-up company around some of the most promising inventions Eleven new companies have already…

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Whether innovation benefits the masses or just the elites has major policy ramifications If the later shouldn t government insure a fair division of the economic pie And is the patent system critical for economic growth or a tool…

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Recently I visited a Congressional office with a friend who led technology transfer at a public institution located in a mid-level city not normally associated with innovation By skillfully using the authorities of Bayh-Dole and the patent system combined…

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What brought these painful memories back was reading a story titled Russian scientists and businessmen discussed the global role of universities and technology issues I was casually skimming through it and stumbled on this If universities wouldn t take…

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Any government truly interested in commercializing its research must realize that time is of the essence risk is inherent in the process and deal makers should be supported by process Napoleon adopted the motto Not a moment must be…

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The government is funding basic research at universities not drug development Bayh-Dole allows schools to own resulting inventions and license them for commercialization These discoveries are more like ideas than products The expense and risk of development falls on…

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First of all congratulations You made The Washington Post and they even spelled your name correctly Unfortunately AUTM was specifically called out in an article titled Patent Trolls Have a Surprising Ally Universities For a profession that keeps a…

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