Intellectual property

Patent Windfall for U. of California

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Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.

Stem Cells Meet Google

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U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

In 2 States, Clashes Over Laboratory Data

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As one animal rights group seeks university research records in Mississippi, an Ohio court turns away a similar challenge.

House Panel Tackles Piracy

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Higher education and entertainment industry leaders outline what colleges can do to prevent illegal file sharing. 

Traffic School for Essay Thieves

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Pima Community College tries a new approach to help students tune up on ethics and academics.

Blackboard Patents Challenged

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Open source group asks U.S. to revoke rights asserted by software giant. Sides trade charges on why compromise talks collapsed.

Ethics and Patents

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Yale says it is giving up some potential profits to help developing nations get HIV drugs -- and university ends up getting criticized.

Poking Holes in the State Immunity Shield

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Federal appeals panel decision may make it harder for public colleges to protect themselves from patent and other lawsuits.

Blackboard Makes a Pledge

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Under fire in patent dispute, software giant says it won't sue open source providers. Has the company gone far enough to satisfy its critics?

Ohio U. Restricts File Sharing

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Ohio joins just a handful of institutions to essentially ban all use of peer-to-peer technologies.

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