les Nouvelles - September 2006

LES-SVC Questionnaire on Licensing Inventions from External Sources

Cynthia Wagner Weick, Ph.D.

Management Professor, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA

In late 2004 and early 2005 the LES Silicon Valley Chapter collaborated on a study of invention and innovation with Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick Management Professor at the University of the Pacific in Stockton California. The study focused on the degree and type of external licensing activities undertaken by companies. Data was gathered from selected members of LES in the greater San Francisco Area via an electronic survey. Subsequent follow ups were administered through email phone and postal mail. The LES Silicon Valley Chapter Coordinator Julie Alsing and Managing Director Lawrence J. Udell assisted in generating the master list of companies from which a sample germane to the study objectives was drawn. Dr. Weick was assisted by James D. Martin an MBA Graduate Research Assistant.

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