The Effects of Patenting on Science

Posted on November 9, 2005  Comments (3)

A Descriptive Analysis of a Pilot Survey on the Effects of Patenting on Science AAAS:

Of the 40% of respondents who reported their work had been affected, 58% said their work was delayed, 50% reported they had to change the research, and 28% reported abandoning their research project. The most common reason respondents reported
having to change or abandon their research project was that the acquisition of the
necessary technologies involved overly complex licensing negotiations.

3 Responses to “The Effects of Patenting on Science”

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    December 17th, 2006 @ 9:54 am

    […] Google search for patents: the display of the patents found is very nice – Google provides a standard template listing information on the inventors, claims and linking to referenced patents […]

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    August 25th, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    This is a critical problem I have written about before. The broken patent system is a serious problem that needs to be fixed…

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