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In three different investigations, Jennifer Dixon reveals a single consistency: "piercing government bureaucracies." Bribes, questionable wire transfers and hundreds of millions lost in "bad deals" are all part of the investigative reports that reveal startling government misconduct in Detroit.
Would you like decaf with your golden egg? A feud between scientists, bureaucrats and business has cost UH talent -- and BIG money
The University of Hawaii's outdated patent and copyright policies have prevented it from reaping millions in royalties and licensing fees for technologies developed in its labs, Whitney reports. The university stood to profit from two discoveries: the development in its labs of a new mouse-cloning technology, and the creation of a caffeine-free coffee plant. The two leading researchers on the mouse-cloning project, who had won outside fellowships to work on the project, were not asked to make a written assignment of patent rights to UH. After UH tried to claim the rights to the mouse-cloning technology, one of the researchers sued the university. Later, UH announced the development of caffeine-free coffee plants before such plants existed (researchers had to wait until the cloned plants bore fruit). The Wall Street Journal reported that the plants would be available to commercial growers by 2003. In the meantime, ProBio, the company licensing the technology from UH, couldn't make its payments.
Tags: University of Hawaii; technology transfer; licensing; university research; Integrated Coffee Technologies Inc.; Laith Reynolds; ICTI; decaffeinated coffee plants; ProBio; Tony Perry; Teruhiko Wakayama
The Sacramento Business Journal reports that "Level One, a leading-edge telecom(munications) company specializing in building integrated circuits that allow voice and data to be transferred at ever higher speeds through copper phone lines, got conned into buying technology it thought was real, but was faked in a rigged demonstration. The company paid millions in cash and stock for it, but got nothing. So Level One sued in federal court, naming Teddy Turner, son of media giant Ted Turner, as one of the swindlers..." Turner has denied all charges.
Tags: Level One Communications Inc.; lawsuit; legal action; phony; R.E.; "Teddy" Turner IV; Zekko Corp.; Madison and Linda Priest; Turner Broadcasting System; Turner Home Entertainment; Vision Tek telecommunications
The Houston Press finds that a prominent reproductive biologist at Baylor College of Medicine entered into a terminology transfer agreement with her employer and a private biotechnology company. Her "partners" then terminated the agreement, which, unbeknownst to the scientist, granted ownership of her life's work to the company. The company then used the scientist technology to take the company public and raise funds from investors, only to shelve the research and begin marketing a questionable treatment for male impotency. Allegations of fraudulent stock promotion have been made by investors.
Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) reports on a damaging technology transfer to the Soviet Union by a Scottish subsidiary of a New Jersey company, using company documents and government memos; the pending sale of the "carbon-carbon" processing equipment was known months in advance, but the CIA and other agencies failed to stop it, November - December 1987.