The Law of the Lab: Using Zerit to Inform Technology Transfer

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The Law of the Lab: Using Zerit to Inform Technology Transfer

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Michaelson, Andrew Z. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T20:12:48Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Law of the Lab: Using Zerit to Inform Technology Transfer (2002 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8963875
dc.description.abstract The author takes a comprehensive look at the government’s policy of technology transfer, the process by which government-funded inventions are transferred to the private sector for commercialization. Emphasis is placed on biomedical R&D and, in particular, on pharmaceutical drugs. The author describes how the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 fundamentally altered the government’s approach to tech transfer. He explains why the Act is viewed as a success, and presents the three most significant current debates over the policy’s future. These debates, the author argues, can be informed by careful study of how tech transfer operates in practice. For this reason, the author then presents, in narrative form, the development of Zerit, an effective AIDS medication supported by government funding and then transferred to Bristol-Myers Squibb for commercialization. This narrative is then used by the author to inform the three current debates over tech transfer. The author finds that the Bayh-Dole Act is generally successful, but that the government should do more to ensure that taxpayers are maximizing the return on their investment. The author also finds that the government should take greater care to consider not only international trade, but also public health, national security and ethical responsibility, when deciding whether to exercise government rights to taxpayer-funded inventions. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject technology transfer en
dc.subject Bayh-Dole en
dc.subject policy en
dc.subject legislation en
dc.title The Law of the Lab: Using Zerit to Inform Technology Transfer en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T20:12:48Z

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