Patents and technology transfer.

@article{Weisbach1990PatentsAT,
  title={Patents and technology transfer.},
  author={Jerry A. Weisbach and Henry T. Burke},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          31-5
        }
}
Although the discovery and transfer of technology from universities to industry has been taking place for many years, the surge of activity in areas related to biotechnology, over the past fifteen years, has been remarkable. As the very essence of university research requires rapid publication of results, it is particularly important that timely patenting activity take place if an orderly and profitable transfer of technology is to occur.