TECH TRANSFER CONSULTANCY

Late last month Harvard University took the very unusual step of filing two infringement lawsuits against semiconductor manufacturers Micron and Global Foundries over their alleged infringement of two patents that are owned by the Ivy League institution.… Laura Schoppe of Fuentek, a consultancy that regularly advises tech transfer offices, declined to comment on the specifics of the Harvard case but, like Nag, emphasised that academic institutions need to consider more aggressive enforcement to encourage alleged infringers to take a licence.