The Scientist 9[12]:1, Jun. 12, 1995


University Technology Offices Focus Effort On Overcoming Academic 'Cultural' Barriers

Now that efficient systems are in place for patenting, the matter at hand is surmounting concerns about the process among faculty

By Lee Katterman

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In little more than a decade, licensing of university technology has grown from an occasional practice at some schools to an integral and lucrative function at many universities across the United States. However, this trend also heightens the awareness for some faculty and administrators of the "cultural" differences between the academic and commercial worlds. For the proponents of technology transfer, the differences represent obstacles that must be surmounted. For others, there are fears that further efforts to bridge the two cultures may compromise the basic science approach that...

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