Posts Tagged: tech transfer


Advice for the Trump Administration and New Congress: Protect Bayh-Dole and Restore the Patent System

Bayh-Dole is running on autopilot without Executive branch oversight and U.S. patents are no longer the world's gold standard. Without a course correction, we could be …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 3

Canada’s Promise Doctrine Should Be a Warning to America

A recent Canadian survey (CRA Survey) has conclusively attributed lowered levels of R&D investment in Canada’s innovation ecosystem to the country’s unique judicial “Promise …
By Chris Gallagher
4 years ago 11

University exception to fee shifting in PATENT Act won’t help Iowa State or University of Iowa

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) added language to the fee-shifting provisions in the PATENT Act that would offer an economic hardship exception to fee shifting for “an institution …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 5

Patents: The future of competitive success through innovation

Now more than ever succeeding is all about making better products and offering new and improved services quicker and more reliably than your competitors. Surprisingly, at a …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma

Gulbrandsen’s chief complaint with the U.S. system centers around the fact that it has become enormously easy to challenge issued patents once they have been …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

The Importance of Patents and Academic Technology Transfer

This patenting step is absolutely crucial for the commercialization of inventions. In the absence of a strong intellectual property system – specifically patents – most of those inventions will …
By David Winwood
5 years ago 0

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
5 years ago 1

Bayh-Dole Forecast: Sunny with 20% chance of Shark Attack

How tragic if the United States of America turns its patent system into a tool that rich and powerful companies use to suppress innovation that challenges their …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 1

Stanford University invents treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s and PTSD

The innovations spurred by Stanford R&D often go on to create economic success once those developments leave the school’s research facilities. By the university’s …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Flawed survey erroneously concludes patent licensing does not contribute to innovation

There are a variety of problems with this paper, the conclusions reached and the methodology. Perhaps the largest problem is that Professors Feldman and Lemley rely on …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 21

When Lives Depend on Tech Transfer

Nothing clarified the stakes in orphan drug development like hearing Ron Bartek describe how after 16 years a promising treatment for his son’s disease finally emerged with …
By Joseph Allen
6 years ago 0

Sloppy, Misleading Yale Paper Challenges University Patenting

Professor Love has concluded that universities do not earn returns on their investment in patents and at the same time concluded that more than half of all …
By Bob Zeidman
6 years ago 7

Fumbling Away The Future

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 Joseph Allen
6 years ago 0

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
6 years ago 2

Git’er Done! Take the Brake Off Federal Tech Transfer

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 …
By Joseph Allen
6 years ago 3