The Spread of Market Logic
Fifteen years ago, there were few parts of the academic world where [the] term [intellectual property], if indeed it was known at all, would have been viewed as anything other than alien and unwelcome. Today, the idea that the products of the mind constitute of kind of property—and valuable property at that—is part of common campus discourse.”
—Robert M. Rosenzweig, President,Association of American Universities, Spring 19851
AS LATE AS 1977, market logic was still relatively weak within academic science. While biotech entrepreneurship, patenting, and university-industry research centers (UIRCs) were all emerging locally, they were still seen as unusual experiments, not the wave of the future. Not only did ...