Where Einstein Meets Edison

Eleven Solutions to Biological Problems

Eleven Solutions to Biological Problems

May 4, 2010

A personnel driven (as opposed to intellectual property driven) approach to entrepreneurship and innovation. University technology transfer officers are the gate keepers for the translation of many innovative technologies in biotechnology.  When spinning a company out of academic research, it is generally necessary to gain license of the intellectual property...

Kremerian Patent Buyouts: Why We Are Still Intrigued After 13 Years and Why They Cannot Work

Kremerian Patent Buyouts: Why We Are Still Intrigued After 13 Years and Why They Cannot Work

Mar 14, 2010

In 1997 Prof. Michael Kremer, then an Associate Professor of Economics at MIT, proposed a radical scheme to replace the intellectual property system in the United States. Eschewing the principle that “Inventors [have] the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries” for a limited period of time, as put forth in the U.S. Constitution,...