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Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Edited by Jacob H. Rooksby, Dean and Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, US
Written by leading experts from across the world, this Handbook expertly places intellectual property issues in technology transfer into their historical and political context whilst also exploring and framing the development of these intersecting domains for innovative universities in the present and the future.
Extent: c 560 pp
Hardback Price: $315.00 Web: $283.50
Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78811 662 6
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  • Innovation and Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet and Technology Law
Universities everywhere are increasingly being encouraged to translate their research findings into practical applications that will further the common good through technology transfer, a process in which intellectual property (IP) laws and systems play a central role. This Research Handbook skilfully places IP issues in technology transfer into their historical and political context whilst also exploring and framing the development of these intersecting domains for innovative universities in the present and the future.

Written by leading experts from across the world, this Research Handbook offers new insights into our understanding of this area and its practical implications, situating IP and technology transfer within larger dialogues concerning the future of the research university. It illuminates a complex ecosystem in which the stakes are high and best practices are nuanced. Not overlooked are the most timely and controversial topics in the field, including inter partes review proceedings, conflicts of interest, patent enforcement and the public good, 3D printing, and university treatment of data.

This Research Handbook will prove critical reading for scholars of both technology transfer and IP, as well as for practitioners working in these fields. Stakeholders such as university presidents and governing boards and members of higher education organizations will also find it insightful and useful.
‘As university technology transfer operations assume increasing responsibility for a broad range of innovation-related activities, this timely and important contribution provides an essential reference guide. Chapters covering both history and current practice establish the still evolving role of technology transfer within the university as a still evolving knowledge enterprise. The emphasis on the innovation economy and the public good firmly situates the book within the modern conception of this critical university function.’
– Michael Crow, Arizona State University, US

‘This Research Handbook is an indispensable guide for understanding current U.S. university technology transfer practices, and the related conflicts and tensions. It provides a fascinating insight into the evolution of technology transfer and the political dynamics among and within universities in the background of the Bayh-Dole Act and the America Invents Act. [. . .] overall the Research Handbook should be of considerable value both to practitioners and scholars in enhancing their understanding of technology transfer issues and concerns.’
– Robert Hardy, Council on Governmental Relations, US
Contributors include: D.R. Cahoy, J. Carter-Johnson, Z. Chu, J.L. Contreras, M. Costa, J.A. Cunningham, C.L. Dahl, T. Firpo, R. Feldman, B.L. Frye, S. Ghosh, P. Guarda, C.S. Hayter, P. Lee, M.A. Lemley, B.J. Love, M.J. Madison, M.S. Mireles, M. Nicotra, E. Oliver, B. Pilz, M. Rimmer, M.D. Rinehart, M. Romano, J.H. Rooksby, Christopher J. Ryan, J.A. Sebeok, T. Sherer, L. Vertinsky, J.B. Warshaw, S. Xiaoxue


Part I: Technology transfer comes of age: policies, practices, and politics
1. University technology transfer structure and intellectual property policies
Jennifer Carter-Johnson

2. The politics of university technology transfer
Jessica A. Sebeok

3. Bayh-Dole beyond patents
Shubha Ghosh

4. University as knowledge-based enterprise: organizational design and technology transfer
Jarrett B. Warshaw

5. Policy advocacy and organizational change at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Christopher S. Hayter and Jacob H. Rooksby

6. Conflicts of interest and academic research
Jorge L. Contreras and Marc Daniel Rinehart

7. Modern intellectual property valuation in the academic technology transfer setting
Bryce Pilz

Part II: Intellectual property and technology transfer in the innovative university
8. The innovation arms race on academic campuses
Todd Sherer and Liza Vertinsky

9. Tacit knowledge and university-industry technology transfer
Peter Lee

10. Technology transfer and the public good
Brian L. Frye and Christopher J. Ryan, Jr.

11. US patent sales by universities and research institutes
Brian J Love, Erik Oliver and Michael Costa

12. Intellectual property exchanges and auctions: non-traditional mechanisms for technology transfer
Daniel R. Cahoy

13. Currents and crosscurrents in litigation of university and nonprofit related patents: is there a coming wave of patent litigation involving those patents?
Teo Firpo and Michael S. Mireles

14. Is patent enforcement efficient?
Mark A. Lemley and Robin Feldman

15. Reviewing inter partes review five years in: the view from university technology transfer offices
Cynthia Laury Dahl

16. Data governance and the emerging university
Michael J Madison

17. “Free data?”: open science in the age of personal data protection
Paolo Guarda

Part III: Global perspectives on intellectual property and technology transfer
18. A European perspective on intellectual property and technology transfer
James A. Cunningham, Marco Romano and Melita Nicotra

19. The current state of university technology transfer in China
Zhang Chu and Shi Xiaoxue

20. Make and share: intellectual property, higher education, technology transfer, and 3D printing in a global context
Matthew Rimmer