Technology transfer from U.S. universities to industry has increased dramatically over the last 25 years. Reviews the history of technology transfer with particular emphasis on the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. Then examines how the universities Bayh-Dole, the growth of technology transfer offices responded and compares how three different universities (MIT, Stanford, Harvard) approach technology transfer. Provides an overview of the technology transfer and questions about current practices.

Technology transfer from U.S. universities to industry has increased dramatically over the last 25 years. Reviews the history of technology transfer with particular emphasis on the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. Then examines how the universities Bayh-Dole, the growth of technology transfer offices responded and compares how three different universities (MIT, Stanford, Harvard) approach technology transfer. Provides an overview of the technology transfer and questions about current practices.
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Richard G. Hamermesh,
Josh Lerner,
Phillip Andrews
33 pages.
Release Date: 17 August 2011. Prod #: 812 016 PDF-ENG
U.S. universities and technology transfer HBR case solution

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