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IP, Nonprofits, Organizational Strategy

February 7, 2022

Q28 & Q29: Nonprofit Staff and Board Recruitment

My pre-survey reading also highlighted the less obvious marketplace opportunity of recruiting and retaining people talent (Bingham and Spradlin, 2011). Showcasing intellectual capital assets to prospective board members and employees is a way to demonstrate expertise and strong operational skills. For recruiting board members, it’s a way to differentiate a nonprofit from others in the […]

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IP, Nonprofits

August 31, 2021

Q5: Who Suggested Written Policies

The next question asked the respondents to share who suggested the need for written policies. This question was a follow-up to the 10 organizations that said they had written policies for their intellectual property. They indicated that the idea for the policies came from the following roles: I think that internal legal counsel fits within […]

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IP, Organizational Strategy

August 2, 2021

Growth Industry: Technology Transfer

The librarians at Indiana University sent some content my way that highlighted what I had experienced working at the University of Pittsburgh. Institutions of higher education, particularly larger schools, have staff, policies, strategy, and resources specifically for the development, management, and transfer of innovation from the researcher(s) to industry. The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 transformed […]

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IP, Organizational Strategy

January 10, 2021

Q11 & Q12: Employee Creations and IP Ownership

Nonprofits were asked if employee of the organization hold the rights to any of the intellectual property in use by the organization. Eighteen (18) respondents replied that no individuals hold rights to the organization’s IP. Though one respondent did not answer this question, all nineteen (19) respondents answered the follow-up question of whether there is […]

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