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(Revised from original 2007 version)
Technology Transfer at U.S. Universities
Technology transfer from U.S. universities to industry has increased dramatically in the last 25 years. Reviews the history of technology transfer with particular emphasis on the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. It then examines how universities responded to Bayh-Dole, the growth of technology transfer offices, and compares how three different universities (MIT, Stanford, and Harvard) approach technology transfer. Provides an overview of the technology transfer process and issues around current practices.
Keywords: Higher Education;
Laws and Statutes;
Hamermesh, Richard G., Josh Lerner, and David Kiron. "Technology Transfer at U.S. Universities." Harvard Business School Background Note 807-124, June 2007. (Revised from original January 2007 version.)