Patents and the Cancer Moonshot

Patents and the Cancer Moonshot: How Subject Matter Eligibility Affects Research When standard cancer treatments fail, some doctors are turning to the developing field of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy involves treatments that use the patient’s own immune system to combat cancer. Both pharmaceutical companies and the federal government see the promise in funding research in this innovative field. However, R&D in cancer treatments is a time-intensive process, and it takes months, if not years,...
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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: 11/18/2016

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: On the Trail of Grassroots Innovation Across America Eillie Anzilotti, CityLab Fellow While technological innovation and commercial developments garner the most press, social innovation impacts daily life in tangible ways. The Cooper Hewitt Museum’s exhibit on grassroots innovation demonstrates the...
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Innovation Weekly Roundup: 11/11/16

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: Silicon Valley Reels in Wake of Trump's Presidential Victory Joshua Brustein and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg Silicon Valley tech giants became unlikely political players in this election cycle. The results of the election leave the Valley in an uncertain position. Clinton received 114 times the amount...
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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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