I would like to announce our special issue in the California Management Review on CrowdFunding (thank you to Olav Sorenson for co-editing and the Kauffman Foundation for support). We have a broad and practical set of articles that should appeal to practitioners and academics alike (please see this linkfor the special issue introduction by Olav… Read More »
Blog Category: Research
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted today on the rules for crowdfunding. Now, a new form of crowdfunding will allow start-up companies to raise money by selling stock to Main Street investors. For those investors, this means getting an early “in” on start-up companies–the next Twitter, Uber etc.–while also making a small profit. Click to learn… Read More »
On behalf of the US Patent & Trademark Office, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is hosting an inventor disambiguation technical workshop. USPTO is seeking creative new approaches to get better information on innovators and the new technologies they develop by disambiguating inventor names. AIR invites individual researchers or research teams to develop inventor disambiguation… Read More »
Our paper with Matt Marx and Jasijt Singh on how noncompetes cause braindrains has been published at Research Policy; we use the Michigan Anti-trust Reform Act to demonstrate that noncompetes caused a brain drain of the most prolific and collaborative engineers. In short, people move to California for more than just the weather. Click here to… Read More »
Bloomberg picked up our work with Matt Marx of MIT and Jasjit Singh of INSEAD and SmartBrief and techcircle picked up Jasjit’s INSEAD post. There has also been disconcerting talk on Capital Hill of a national noncompete law, stay tuned.
Jim Bessen and his colleagues have drafted and published an open letter to Congress in order to respond to arguments that we lack evidence on the costs of patent litigation. Please forward widely – hopefully we will have an impact on patent reform. There is an excellent bibliography for those of you considering research in… Read More »
In the following, Dr. Alicia Robb of Kauffman (also a Research Fellow here at the Fung Institute), explores how crowdfunding might ease the capital crunch for underserved entrepreneurs. Click here for article.
We are finally releasing our list of clean tech patents, from 1975-2012. We worked with IP Checkups’ Kathryn Paisner to identify biofuel, solar, wind, hydro, geo, and nuclear patents, and then combed through the rest of the database to look for similar but unidentified patents. Dr. Paisner then went through and vetted those patents. Guan… Read More »
Dr. Andre O. Laplume & MBA student Siddharth Jadhav at Michigan Technological University illustrated noncompete enforcement around the world. I find the variation in Europe most interesting and possibly a good research opportunity. Thanks Andre! The chart shows the strength (i.e., enforceability) of non-compete agreements (post-employment) in 88 countries. Strength ranges from 1 to 5… Read More »