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Subsidizing 'Patent Roulette'


Brian J. Love


Santa Clara University School of Law

March 5, 2012

Indianapolis Star, March 5, 2012, at A13
Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2019190

Abstract:     
This essay criticizes university efforts to patent and monetize the fruits of university research. The piece explains that university tech transfer resembles a government-subsidized game of roulette, in which the vast majority of players lose money but continue to play in hopes of hitting an extremely rare jackpot. The result is a system that often hinders, rather than spurs, innovation and the dissemination of new technologies and, thus, raises serious ethical concerns.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 2

Keywords: university technology transfer, university TTLO, university TTO, university patent, Purdue, Stanford, WARF, Myriad

JEL Classification: I23, K00, L3, O34


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Date posted: March 11, 2012 ; Last revised: June 5, 2015

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Love, Brian J., Subsidizing 'Patent Roulette' (March 5, 2012). Indianapolis Star, March 5, 2012, at A13; Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2019190. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2019190

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Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
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