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Most Academics Eschewing Patents?

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Science  19 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5665, pp. 1757
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5665.1757b

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS-- A new study finds that, contrary to popular wisdom, a majority of researchers at 11 major institutions didn't try to claim a discovery as intellectual property, much less start a company to cash in on their findings.