U.S. Academic Technology Transfer Models: Traditional, Experimental And Hypothetical

By Linara Axanova

Linara Axanova

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

In age-old tradition, the goals for most universities are teaching, research and service. These were more recently joined by the new missions of knowledge transfer and economic development. The genesis of this change in the United States can be traced to the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which allowed U.S. universities to own inventions made during publicly-funded research, and gave U.S. universities great latitude in exercising and commercializing resulting (IP) rights.

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