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February 03, 2014 | Tom Ballard

Is patenting the best strategy for universities seeking to commercialize inventions?

PatentingThis post is likely to create conversation. Joe Allen recently posted an article under a headline of “Does University Patent Licensing Pay Off?” In it, he references a recent Brookings Institution study and a more critical article that appeared in The New York Times under the headline of “Patenting Their Discoveries Does Not Pay Off for Most Universities, a Study Says.”

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