Saturday, June 03, 2006

IP tension between universities and Mann Foundation

The journal Science covered an interesting situation wherein universities are turning away money because the Mann Foundation wanted much more far-reaching IP rights than what the universities were willing to give. See "Universities find too many strings," 312 Science 1127 (26 May 06).

The Mann Foundation seeks to promote commercialization of biomedical technologies. The Mann Foundation CEO is Stephen Dahms, a former chemistry professor at San Diego.

IPBiz thinks there's a message here for the IP group at CIRM, and for the proponents of Proposition 71 in California, and the advocates of stem cell research in New Jersey.


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