Intellectual property

AAUP: Purdue Global gets to decide who owns faculty work

AAUP releases a nondisclosure agreement professors must sign that appears to bar them from sharing much of anything or criticizing the program after they leave.

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.

IP 'grab' at Youngstown State

Youngstown State faculty members say university is trying to seize all rights to their intellectual property.

Missouri professor who's accused of forcing graduate students to work at his home now accused of stealing a grad student's work

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Former professor at Missouri Kansas City, who's accused of forcing graduate students to work at his home, is now accused of stealing a grad student's work and profiting from it.

Study suggests university incubators can hurt innovation, patent revenue

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

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