University Research and Licensing

Jeff Carter-Johnson, Jennifer Carter-Johnson, Jorge L. Contreras

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In this chapter, we first summarize several modes of university technology development and licensing, and provide a brief case study of the ongoing CRISPR development. Next, we describe the evolution of university technology commercialization and the Bayh, ÄìDole Act of 1980, which is widely credited with establishing the intellectual property structure of current university licensing and technology transfer. We then discuss some important legal and intellectual property considerations relevant to the development, commercialization, and licensing of university technology. While this treatment is necessarily brief, we hope that it may serve as a useful tool both to those who are considering collaborations or technology licenses with a research university, and to university researchers who are contemplating the path to commercializing their bioinformatics and medical informatics innovations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioinformatics, Medical Informatics and the Law
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781839105951
ISBN (Print)9781839105944
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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