Patent Reform Won't Hurt Professors

Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015, at A15

2 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2015

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Brian J. Love

Santa Clara University School of Law

Date Written: May 4, 2015


This essay responds to universities' opposition to patent reform bills that aim to curb nuisance-value patent litigation. Citing the results of a survey of university researchers recently published in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, it explains that academic researchers generally oppose efforts by their institutions to patent their discoveries and that universities also generally lose money on their patent programs.

Keywords: patent reform, university patents, technology transfer, technology management, technology licensing, technology transfer office, TTO, office of technology transfer, OTT, office of technology management, OTM, patent theory

JEL Classification: I23, L3, O3

Suggested Citation

Love, Brian J., Patent Reform Won't Hurt Professors (May 4, 2015). Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015, at A15. Available at SSRN:

Brian J. Love (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

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