David Ward remembers the days before technology transfer offices. Ward, deputy director of the Nevada Cancer Institute and a scientist with some 40 patents to his name, says that in the early days getting a patent meant having to hunt down an external licensee yourself to convince your university that the technology would be worthwhile before it would assign someone to handle the paperwork and prosecution of the patent. “You had to lobby to get it done,” he recalls.

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