Tue, 26 Aug 2003 17:47:56 GMT

Ted Agres, The Costs of Commercializing Academic R …. Ted Agres, The Costs of Commercializing Academic Research, TheScientist, August 25, 2003. Excerpts: “The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which allows US universities and research institutes to patent and commercialize discoveries financed with federal funds, may inadvertently hinder scientific research and impede innovation, scientists and legal experts say….Some legal experts contend that Bayh-Dole actually blocks scientific research when institutions claim ownership of fundamental discoveries and processes, such as new DNA sequences, protein structures, and disease pathways.” [Open Access News]

I think the real area where you see this stagnation originally is in information technology shortly after the act was passed. Has anyone seen any studies on the Bayh-Dole effects or is this one of those things that the Office of Technology Assessment was closed for, so no one would study it…

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