State Model Legislation to Sanction Universities is Designed to Cripple Their Commercialization with More Uncertainty

My IPWatchdog post today is long for a good reason. But because EFF’s model state-level anti-PAE bill discussed herein is potentially a budget item, it may first appear late in a state legislative session buried in a massive budget bill already crammed with many “must pass” items. it must be taken very seriously. Waiting to react is dangerous. By the time it surfaces it may be too late to stop it. State university lobbyists should consider quietly checking-in early with state appropriation and finance budget committee allies. State lobbyists thus should be equipped with a full understanding of what enacting this new Model bill’s uncertainty will do to Bayh-Dole commercialization and its many public benefits, especially in the 32 states that have just enacted anti troll demand letter bills. This anti troll bill is different. Continue reading State Model Legislation to Sanction Universities is Designed to Cripple Their Commercialization with More Uncertainty

Replace and Thus Repeal Bayh-Dole Commercialization

Whatever its outcome, this election marks the start of political turmoil for months to come. In the coming “fog of war”, anti-patent activists will seek fresh support for stale schemes to crush Bayh-Dole’ (B-D’s) commercialization cornerstone. Mega-tech muscle will push new versions of HR 9 litigation on Capitol Hill. Continue reading Replace and Thus Repeal Bayh-Dole Commercialization

State Level Anti-commercialization Bill Aimed at Universities

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a powerful DC trade association home page dedicated to eliminating software patents.  But its legislative proposals often sabotage investment in all patents, undermining technology’s development at every level, especially at commercialization’s TTO beginnings. EFF’s Capitol Hill objectives still include passing HR 9 and S 1137 by fanning the phony flames of a the extinguished patent troll litigation crisis (here), signaling continued strong support for HR 9 and S. 1137 and their follow-on counterparts in coming sessions. Continue reading State Level Anti-commercialization Bill Aimed at Universities