Thursday, January 23, 2014
A Brookings Institution report
has helped quantify a problem that technology transfer offices have talked
about for years-the inefficiency and expense associated with licensing
university patents. The report advocates ramping up the decades-old practice of
spinning out assets to newcos, although technology transfer offices contacted
by SciBX were skeptical that focusing on newco creation is the best
Fishburn, C.S. SciBX 7(3); doi:10.1038/scibx.2014.77
Published online Jan. 23, 2014
1. Valdivia, W.D. University start-ups: critical for improving
technology transfer. (Center for Technology
Innovations at Brookings, Nov. 20, 2013)
Association of University Technology Managers, Deerfield, Ill.
Australian Research Council, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), New York, N.Y.
Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K.
University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia