True Impact of the Bayh-Dole Act

Addressing the True Impact of the Bayh-Dole Act Since the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act in 1980, many researchers have debated its contribution to the transfer of technology from universities to industry. Some credit the act as an engine of economic growth responsible for the emergence of the biotechnology industry. Critics say that the law decreased data sharing and basic research and increased health care costs. Others think that the act had little impact and that changes in university patenti...
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Innovation Weekly Roundup: 12/02/16

Weekly Roundup is a McNair Center series compiling and summarizing the week’s most important Entrepreneurship and Innovation news. Here is what you need to know about innovation this week: Closing the Gender Patenting Gap Could Unlock Innovation Barbara Gault, Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research A study by the Institute for Women’s Policy research has quantified the gender difference in patenting. The IWPR claims women’s underrepresentation in STEM fields is a m...
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Innovation Weekly Roundup: 11/04/2016

Weekly Roundup is a McNair Center series compiling and summarizing the week’s most important Entrepreneurship and Innovation news. Here is what you need to know about innovation this week: Microsoft Puts Slack in Cross Hairs with New Office Chat App Nick Wingfield, NY Times Tech companies are moving in on Slack’s popular team-messaging market as Microsoft joins Facebook in taking on smaller players in this space. Microsoft’s size and distribution power is not enough to enter a new mark...
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Innovation Weekly Roundup: 10/28/2016

Weekly Roundup is a McNair Center series compiling and summarizing the week's most important Entrepreneurship and Innovation news. Here is what you need to know about innovation this week: FTC Takes an In-Depth Look at Patent Assertion Entities Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP - Adam C. Hemlock, John E. Scribner and Lisa Marie Madalone, Lexology FTC report on Patent Assertion Entities (PAE) delineates the two major business models employed: portfolio and litigation. As the name implies, litig...
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