Friday, June 26, 2009

UAlabama system tightens its IP policy

In a sign of the times, the University of Alabama system has altered its IP policy to make it more "pro-university." The Birmingham Biz Journal reports:

The system amended its patent policy on June 19 to explicitly claim ownership of all inventions produced using its resources on its three campuses. The system’s first patent policy update since 1986 also made students contractually bound to its policy as a condition of their enrollment.

One recalls the earlier problem at Huntsville involving Nektar:

UAlabama/Nektar/Shearwater: Bayh-Dole gone bad?


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