Saturday, July 19, 2008

Deutchland uber professors

Rummaging through the back issues of (8 November 2002!) Science magazine ( I see a nice article on new patent rules for German professors. A new law was enacted in Germany in February 2002. University professors no longer will have exclusive IP rights to their inventions, with the universities gaining more control of the rights to such inventions. In return, professors (or university scientists) will receive 30% of all revenues generated through the exploitation of the invention. Nothing new. Germany, just like any other socialist government, wants total control of intellectual property.

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