Catalyzing Technology Development Through University Research

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change, Joshua Sarnoff, ed., 2016

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-02-01

19 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2011 Last revised: 11 May 2016

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Charles R. McManis

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: February 6, 2011

Abstract

Research universities have traditionally been catalysts for technological innovation, particularly in new and emerging industries. Against this backdrop, it is not surprising that some of the most promising new technologies relating to climate change are being developed at research universities. In this chapter, we first summarize several modes of university technology development and licensing. Next we describe the evolution of university technology commercialization and the Bayh-Dole Act of 198'8 which is widely credited with establishing the intellectual property structure of current university licensing and technology transfer. We then discuss some important legal and intellectual property considerations relevant to the development, commercialization and licensing of university technology.

Keywords: university, technology transfer, patent, Bayh-Dole, research

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Jorge L. and McManis, Charles R., Catalyzing Technology Development Through University Research (February 6, 2011). Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change, Joshua Sarnoff, ed., 2016; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-02-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1756272

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Charles R. McManis

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

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