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(Revised from original 2011 version)
U.S. Universities and Technology Transfer
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 Phillip Andrews. "U.S. Universities and Technology Transfer." Harvard Business School Background Note 812-016, September 2011. (Revised from original August 2011 version.)