OPINION : Waterloo case highlights holes in universities' innovation ecosystem
Professor of law, University of Windsor and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
In a dispute over patents, the University of Waterloo recently took legal action against an on-campus startup trying to commercialize a battery that could store power longer and more safely than standard lithium-ion batteries.
The university seeks a declaration that it owns patents that the students claim as theirs. The students invented the technology in a lab partly funded by a...