June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
College Industry Partnerships
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Intellectual Property issues in College-Industry PartnershipsThe landscape has changed. Global competition, shrinking government research dollars andcorporate strategy on selecting university partners have had a significant impact on the waycolleges and universities interact/partner with industry. And an ever pressing issue in thesecollaborations is Intellectual Property.This paper will address the main issues affecting academic/industry collaboration in regards toIntellectual Property. Concepts such as the Work for hire doctrine, copyright and patents will allbe addressed as they impact the relationship. Furthermore, the changes brought about by theAmerica Invents Act will be examined in regards to the impact on faculty research as well ascorporate partnerships.In addition, the paper will examine fundamental tensions in the academic/industry partnership.For example, academic endeavors seeking to create public knowledge are clearly at odds withindustry desire to own and commercialize IP. Issues such as ‘open source code’ present uniquechallenges to academic/industry collaborations.However, looking to the future, industry will play a very important role in academic research.For many faculty and university administrators, the ability to cement relationships with keyindustry sponsors will be necessary for advancement/competitiveness of their university in theyears to come. To understand the IP issues from both sides may help foster a better appreciationfor what each side brings to the table and, hopefully, a foundation for a better partnership.
Glover, L., & Keiller, T. S. (2013, June), Intellectual Property Issues in College-Industry Partnerships Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19805
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