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Is research a short term game play now?

November 6, 2015
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Is research a short term game play now?

In a recent study of private research investments in cancer research, authors Budish, Roin and Williams posit that research investments are moving away from long-term projects due to factors directly related to characteristics of the Intellectual Property protection system in the US.  Of particular interest to the researchers is the length of time between initial…

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Intellectual property value—lessons from the potato chip

September 1, 2015
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Intellectual property value—lessons from the potato chip

Who did you think invented the potato chip?  The origin of this staple of national and international cuisine is credited to George Crum (1853) in the US under the name Saratoga chips and to William Kitchiner (1822) in the UK, where it is known as a crisp. There is some discussion that Crum’s sister, Katie…

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Technology licensing, joint ventures and foreign trade income

April 8, 2015
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Technology licensing, joint ventures and foreign trade income

Michigan State University and the US Commercial service present a learning module based on the US Commercial Department’s book, A Basic Guide to Exporting.  The material covers methods for obtaining foreign trade income, advantages/disadvantages of technology licensing and joint ventures, and concludes with a case study on the Spancrete Machinery Corporation. The advantages/disadvantages section covers…

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Copyright law for academia–made simple

February 10, 2014
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Copyright law for academia–made simple

Knowing when to get use permission for materials is a matter of law.  In the campus environment, many items are posted on course learning systems and are subject to copyright protection regulations.  This video clip covers some of the situations in academia in which users can be confronted with the need to get permission.  Given…

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Intellectual Property filings on the rise

January 14, 2013
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Intellectual Property filings on the rise

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published its findings for 2011.  While global total filings are increasing (2.13 million patents/ 4.2 million trademarks), China now files the most patent and trademark applications in the world.  France is responsible for the largest number of repeat patents being filed for the same technology in different parts of…

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Extending drug pipeline returns

December 8, 2011
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Extending drug pipeline returns

  Pfizer’s long run with patent protection for Lipitor® ended on November 30 this year and the company reveals its strategy for prolonging the drug’s revenue stream.  In order to keep its loyal customer base, Pfizer is reducing its prices to meet those of its generic counterparts.  Because insurers will cover the generic price (and…

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