Intellectual property

Explaining Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education

Experts attempt to make sense of Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education -- and whether it can even be patented.

Cornell Tech rethinks how universities invest in software start-ups

Officials at Cornell Tech, the new high-tech university being built in New York City, want to change how universities share in profits from research. 

Experts Say Academics Are Timid About Fair Use Laws

A new report from the College Art Association says that artists and art historians have real and perceived concerns about fair use laws. Experts say other kinds of academics do, too.

Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

Senate bill hopes to speed up technology licensing process

Commercialization offices are fighting a Kauffman proposal that would let researchers take potential commercial ideas to any technology transfer partner, not just their home institution.

Study suggests university incubators can hurt innovation, patent revenue

New study indicates business incubators can have adverse impacts on research and innovation.

Q&A with author of book on universities' intellectual property practices

New book highlights intellectual property practices that the author says are dangerous for the public's interest in higher ed.

Indigenous professor denied tenure claims narrow focus on peer-reviewed publications is discriminatory

A professor of indigenous ancestry who lost a tenure bid due to a lack of peer-reviewed publications is claiming the university was biased in discounting her "nontraditional" scholarship.

Citing trademark infringement, one university sues another for having the same name

One Mount St. Mary's sues another, citing trademark issues as institutions on opposite coasts compete for students -- and status -- online.


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