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University of Glasgow in UK, decides to give away its research to those who can use it best

from The American University Washington College of Law

Over 30 years ago, the Bayh-Dole Act was seen as a surefire way to increase research and development in the U.S. By enabling universities to retain the titles to their federally-funded research, Congress hoped that universities would be more inclined to advance science and file patents. After filing for the patents, the universities should have licensed their research to anyone and everyone, thus facilitating faster commercialization and eventually benefiting the public in a much more effective way than any federal lab could. Studies have shown though, that in these 30 years, the research is not getting out to the public any faster. How do we get the research, patents, and simple scientific improvements out to the people faster? more


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