ERIC Number: ED138170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-21
Reference Count: 0
University Patent Policy.
Latker, Norman J.
The relationship between university research and public need is discussed from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Examples are cited of European experiences in which there has been obvious industrial motivation for research performed by the universities. The author notes that there are no difficulties with the level of government support going to universities for basic research if efforts at technology transfer are made, but that there is growing concern in Congress to better account for research funding. Such concern, he suggests, evidences a misunderstanding that universities can generally solve public problems without the further collaborative aid of industry, or at least have the means to determine whether the practical results of their research have been adopted and applied by industry. Several barriers to effective cooperative efforts are described. The conclusion is drawn that in order to afford the correct property exchange from the fundamental innovator to the industrial developer at the right time, the innovating university must identify the establish rights in more intellectual property than it will exchange through the timely management of intellectual property policies. Investigators must be taught to think ahead, since the patent laws are written against those who delay protection. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Conference Reports, Copyrights, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, History, Intellectual Property, Patents, Research, School Business Relationship, Speeches, Technological Advancement
Office of Institutional Studies, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, California 90007 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Office of Institutional Studies.
Note: Presented at Annual Academic Planning Conference, University of Southern California (2nd, Los Angeles, California, January 19-21, 1977)