Ashley J Stevens

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On 12 December 1980, in the waning days of the lame duck session of the 96th Congress, the U.S. Senate passed the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act, now known as the Bayh-Dole Act, a seemingly obscure act that allowed universities to claim title to inventions that had been made with federal funding. It is unlikely that many present that(More)
F the landmark 1980 passage of the Bayh–Dole Act in the United States and Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 abolition of the monopoly on British academic inventions held by the UK’s British Technology Group, these two countries developed what has become the standard model for academic invention management around the globe—ownership of the invention by the inventing(More)
Effective communication between scientists and nonscientists calls for special evaluation and training procedures, not simply “more and better science” (Nature 468, 1032–1033; 2010). The impact of science communications on target audiences needs evaluation. And effective evaluation requires upstream planning and clear objectives if it is to inform practice(More)
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