Wednesday, November 17, 2010

When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured successful negotiations by UNM with Samsung and Taiwan Seminconductor in respect of the same patent.

This seems to me to be an imminently sensible (and potentially far more profitable) route for university commercialization offices. Are there any hero patent lurking in the bowels of Canadian tech transfer offices?