>> Marc Andelman wrote:
>> . The original post referred to a research
> > article in May 1 science about univeristy patents .
> > This will seriously impact the job market for scientists.
> > That is on topic to every newsgroup,
> > Marc Andelman
>> Marc, I haven't seen the 5/1/ issue yet but there was another essay on the
> tech transfer/patent policy in the 3/6 issue of SCiENCE that you should have
> read and commented on. the tone of the piece is positive, somaybe you
> missed. one point was made about the bayh/dole act which is the beginnings of
> the university patenting the you despise, may be tangentially responsible
> for over 200,000 jobs in the past 15 years. Most are from start-ups that
> emerged after the inventors left the university where most of the initial
> R&D is done. from this persons perspective the patent arrangemnet that
> the universitys have embarked on will be a good thing as it has been a
> good thing.
I read that article.
It was written by an academic
licening department,with a strong vested interest,
and is hardly worthy of comment. The May first Science
article is a research article, not an editorial, , page 698.
The article you quote is mere opinion from an academic lackey.