Posts Tagged: autm


Patents, Prosperity and Political Systems

Unfortunately, we are going through another period where many see the triumvirate of big government, big business and big labor guiding an economy stuck at a 2% growth …
By Joseph Allen
6 years ago 8

Patent policy is too important for subterfuge and academic folly

As the new academic year starts in earnest we can be sure that the all too familiar attacks on the patent system will reemerge, as they always …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

In Defense of Patents and Licensing: Why the Newest Attack is Bogus

Fortunately, a new study showing that academic patent licensing contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy over eighteen years blows the stuffing right out of …
By Joseph Allen
7 years ago 1

Bayh-Dole: The Envy of the World Because it Works

MUIR: "There are approximately 40 countries around the world that have enacted their own version of the Bayh-Dole legislation because they have seen the numbers. They have seen …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Universities are NOT Patent Trolls

Jane Muir, AUTM President: "[U]niversities are not the next patent troll because at the end of the day, university tech transfer offices were put into place …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview with AUTM President Jane Muir

Jane Muir, AUTM President: "[T]he majority of all the discoveries that come out of universities and research institutions are very early stage. They’re at the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

It’s Not Paranoia – They Really Are After You

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 …
By Joseph Allen
8 years ago 8

Does University Patent Licensing Pay Off?

Patent licensing or creating new companies is not a get rich quick path for schools despite the occasional blockbuster invention or Google spin-out. Indeed, enriching universities is …
By Joseph Allen
8 years ago 3

Innovator Concerns Grow over Innovation Act

Calling the Innovation Act fast-tracked doesn't do justice to what is really happening. The Innovation Act was only officially introduced on October 23, 2013, and the Committee has not …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7

The Passing of a Legend: Remembering Howard W. Bremer

Unfortunately, I’ve known for a couple of weeks what this month’s column was likely to be about. After a brief illness, my friend Howard Bremer …
By Joseph Allen
8 years ago 3

Patent Haters Take Notice! University Innovation Fuels Robust Economic Activity

But how could Universities ever be characterized as non-practicing entities in the first place? If we are going to be intellectually honest there is no way you …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5

Intellectual Dishonesty About Bayh-Dole Consequences

Prior to the enactment of Bayh-Dole 0 drugs were commercialized from underlying university research. Since Bayh-Dole became law 153 new drugs, vaccines, or new uses for existing drugs are …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7

Being Green: Bayh-Dole Makes Every Day Earth Day

Normally when we discuss the impact of the Bayh-Dole Act, allowing universities and small companies to commercialize inventions made with federal support, we focus on the life …
By Joseph Allen
9 years ago 5

Chief Judge Rader on the Supreme Court and Judge Posner

Rader: "I come from the commercial law area where to tell the CEO that “well I’m going to have to balance several factors and ask three …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 14

Getting Your Innovation Story to Journalists Who Care

I spend a lot of time every day and my staff also spends time every day looking through press releases, looking for stories. And I can't tell …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2