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Under Financial Pressure, Universities Give Patent Buyers a Closer Look

October 25, 2013

As for universities, the use of abusive patent aggregators seems likely to remain part of a continuing cost-benefit analysis. Most institutions should recognize them as a representing a very short-sighted financial strategy, given that the threat of lawsuits deters innovative companies, said Daniel Nazer, a staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group that promotes civil liberties online. "It's a little bit of money now at great cost to innovation as a whole," he said.

Friday, October 25, 2013
Chronicle of Higher Education

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