Columnist believes universities are helping patent trolls

Patent TrollThis columnist for Slate suggests that universities are helping patent trolls, citing Pennsylvania State University’s recent effort to auction its patents as just one example. He asks, “What if all this intellectual property, based on research done at a public institution, were to end up in the hands of someone less interested in innovation than in hauling companies to court?” Read Daniel Engber’s views here.

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