Patent Reform Won't Hurt Professors
Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015, at A15
2 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2015
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
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