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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering allowing government agencies to seize patents of high-priced, federally funded inventions.
They say the plan to allow a government agency to take control of high-priced, federally funded inventions could undermine public-private research partnerships that spur technological innovation.
The Pentagon articulates a research focus that includes lethality. But universities that receive military funding often welcome the money with expressions of pride and altruism—and scant mention of the potential for harm.
If conservatives and liberals start scouring their opponents’ academic publications for stolen ideas or phrases, nobody—even plagiarism experts—knows how much grist they will find.