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Spat Over Intellectual Property Threatens Canadian Networks

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Science  14 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5302, pp. 922-923
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5302.922

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OTTAWA—The Canadian government, like its neighbor to the south, has been trying to forge stronger links between the nation's private companies and universities. But a new report on one such program warns that these efforts could falter unless universities relax their grip on technologies with commercial potential. One research manager in the middle of disputes over intellectual property rights calls the issue a “ticking time bomb.”