Universities: milking publicly funded positions for personal profit

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Unique universities: now the only place where senior public officers can live abroad, have few checks on expenses and tax, and benefit personally from public funding of gene patents. The exploitation of tax funds for private personal gains by state sector employees, particularly at universities. UCC as example. The public is funding things like applications for human gene patents …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 21 December]

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Academic Scientists Hail Supreme Court’s Rejection of Gene Patents

Posted in Legal issues, Research on June 14th, 2013 by steve

“A unanimous US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that sequences of naturally occurring genes cannot be patented, a decision hailed by academic researchers who said it ‘opens up the field’ for genetic testing and research …” (more)

[Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 June]

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When Patents Kill Innovation

Posted in Legal issues on April 22nd, 2010 by steve

“Interesting set of thoughts. Maybe going opensource and relying on the stickiness of IP as property of local intellectual networks might be a better approach to innovation in Ireland – especially if coupled to a realistic innovation and commercialisation agenda …” (more)

[Shane O’Mara, Irishscience, 21 April]