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OPINION : Waterloo case highlights holes in universities' innovation ecosystem

Oct 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

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...