Teaser: Intellectual property and research at the academy

Stay tuned…I’ll be blogging extensively on this topic over the next several months.  We start out with this intriguing quote from the Journal of Higher Education:

 In fact, a relatively small number of institutions benefit from income generation from entrepreneurial activity: Since the 1990s, the 100 largest universities received more than 90% of all patents awarded, and income from patents is also concentrated in the top 20 (National Science Foundation, 2007). Indeed, Owen-Smith (2005) has detailed the presence of a “Matthew Effect” across the research institution sector with the early entrants and traditionally prestigious universities gaining further advantage through technology transfer whereas other universities fall still further behind.

The full link is here.