Cambridge to Clamp Patent Rights

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Science  23 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5756, pp. 1891
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5756.1891c

The University of Cambridge, U.K., is tightening the reins on academic patents after faculty and staff overwhelmingly backed a plan to centralize intellectual property under a group called Cambridge Enterprise. Dissenters wanted to preserve rules that gave researchers more control over their patents (Science, 9 December, p. 1597). Cambridge computer scientist Ross Anderson now aims to spark a debate on what he calls the university's “abuse” of authority during the debate.

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