Lisa Larrimore Ouellette & Rebecca Weires on University Patent Policy
In this episode, Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Associate Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School, and Rebecca Weires, a student at Stanford Law School and the Stanford School of Engineering, discuss their article "University Patenting: Is Private Law Serving Public Values?," which will be published in the Michigan State Law Review. Ouellette and Weires begin by briefly explaining the university system and the goals of university patent policy. They identify the problems that university patent policy was supposed to solve and observe that exclusive licenses play a smaller role than expected. They note that university patents seems to play a more important role in some areas than others, and ask whether university patents are actually advancing policy goals. And they reflect on how universities and Congress should think about university patent policy. Ouellette is on Twitter at @PatentScholar.