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Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

From IP Watchdog:

To spare you all a power point presentation, I thought I’d share some thoughts today about how and why our tech transfer system was created and the importance of practitioners continually developing best practices to maintain it.

Woody Allen said that half of life is showing up. Perhaps the other half is working with people who give you the opportunity to show what you can do.

In the late 1970s, I was a research assistant on a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee whose chairman had just lost his re-election bid. Our new chairman was Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana. I’m not from the state, had no connection with his office, and a new chair has the prerogative of bringing in their own people. Instead, Senator Bayh decided to keep most of us while adding some senior staffers to run things.

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