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Is NIST Listening? Bayh-Dole is a Model for Federal Tech Transfer Improvement 

It would be a tragic mistake to blame federal tech transfer underperformance on Bayh-Dole. Bayh-Dole needs no amending. Bayh-Dole demonstrates how secure patent rights are the lynchpin …
By James Edwards
22 days ago 0

NASA Licenses Patent Portfolio to Achieve Widest Possible Distribution of Technology

NASA will enter into a range of different patent license agreements from no-cost evaluation licenses up to exclusive license. The agency’s goal in licensing technologies is …
By Steve Brachmann
27 days ago 0

A Shot at Patents Misses the Mark and New Study Reinforces Need to Examine Federal Tech Transfer

Academic institutions and federal labs receive approximately the same amount of  R&D funding from the government, although universities have more money overall because of contributions from …
By Joseph Allen
2 months ago 2

College, University Trademark Enforcement Campaigns Not a New Phenomenon

This activity has drawn a lot of attention and some commentators have gone so far as to decry these actions as “trademark bullying” carried out by powerful …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

Using Legal Finance to Unlock University IP Assets

Litigation finance in the university context is thus particularly valuable. Even for smaller matters, litigation finance shifts spend off the university’s balance sheet, allowing it to …

How to Effectively Derive Return On Investment (ROI) From US Federal Research Intellectual Capital

A massive amount of intellectual capital gets created every day from $150 billion in annual research funding allocated to federal laboratories and universities in the United States. Unfortunately, …

Commerce Secretary ready to push update to tech transfer laws to ensure greater commercialization

Secretary Ross gave an unequivocal endorsement of Bayh-Dole specifically, and more generally saying laws need to be updated to address business and technology realities of today, and …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 1

UMBC files trademark application to celebrate historic upset in NCAA Tournament as 16-Seed

UMBC has filed U.S. Trademark Application No. 87838422 which would protect the use of the standard character mark '16 over 1' for the sale of athletic apparel …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

Cornell, Life Technologies Corporation Ordered to Enter Arbitration After Allegations of Fraudulent Inducement into Settlement Agreement

On Friday, January 19th, a magistrate judge in the District of Delaware entered a memorandum opinion ordering Cornell University to enter into arbitration proceedings to resolve a …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

AUTM Licensing Survey: Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights

Concerns about the ability of academic institutions to keep contributing to the U.S. innovation economy go well beyond federal funding stagnation according to the recent AUTM …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 0

Another IP Professor Attack On Patenting

I was just thinking how often someone teaching intellectual property law leads the attack on the patent system when "Racing for academic glory and patents: Lessons from …
By Joseph Allen
12 months ago 21

When Big Brother Comes Marching In: Patent Challenges on Entrepreneurial Campuses

Bayh-Dole has recently come under attack, as some are trying to highjack certain provisions to be used as a cost control measure for novel therapeutics as the …

Judge Pauline Newman, Don Dunner Headline John Marshall Law School IP Law Conference

Scott Kieff: "My biggest take from today's sessions, was to hear from Don Dunner and Judge Newman and others about that great ideas that we could all …
By Renee C. Quinn
1 year ago 2

The changing face of university technology transfer

Today (TTOs) are increasingly being run by professionals who are experienced in startups, licensing, monetizing and have tremendous depth of technical knowledge in a variety of fields. …

USC Launches its First IP Course for Undergrads

USC’s new course is premised on the notion that IP questions lie at the heart of a great many areas of modern life today — From Silicon …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

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