Academe today is the site of myriad conflicts over intellectual property, including those of patent ownership, piracy of university press publications, and Google Books, to name just a few.
Feel free to walk with a bit more of a strut today, all you librarians: A bunch of big strong football players have turned to you for protection. (Okay, so it's in a courtroom, not on a playing field. But still ...)
Senate panel holds broad hearing on pros and cons of Bayh-Dole Act -- but with a very specific agenda for one Midwestern university.
Justices agree to review appeals court ruling that universities and Obama administration argue would upend system for determining ownership of U.S.-funded inventions.
Faculty member sues Brown U. for barring her from using her own research because she paid her subjects different amounts of money.
Syracuse has run into a roadblock in its attempt to trademark the word "orange" -- seven other universities that use the color, too.
Court's majority rules that Bayh-Dole law does not give universities and other contractors automatic ownership rights in inventions developed by their researchers.
Trying to wring revenues from research poses risks to academe, one scholar warns.
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