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A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 08:32
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A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing exclusive right to make and sell an invention-to universities, not the government, when those patents result from government-sponsored university research. Administrators at Logos University plan to sell any patents they acquire to corporations in order to fund programs to improve undergraduate teaching.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the viability of the college administrators' plan described above?

(A) Profit-making corporations interested in developing products based on patents held by universities are likely to try to serve as exclusive sponsors of ongoing university research projects.

(B) Corporate sponsors of research in university facilities are entitled to tax credits under new federal tax-code guidelines.

(C) Research scientists at Logos University have few or no teaching responsibilities and participate little if at all in the undergraduate programs in their field.

(D) Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.

(E) Logos University is unlikely to attract corporate sponsorship of its scientific research.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 09:19
Clear D.

(D) Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.
>>> If the research done at university is already done by other corporations, there will be no buys for patents from the university. Which shatters Administrators' plans.
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 09:45
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Clear D.

(D) Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.
>>> If the research done at university is already done by other corporations, there will be no buys for patents from the university. Which shatters Administrators' plans.

And here's where my problem is. The passage talks about patents, a document which provides exclusive right to an organization to make and sell an invention. If the university comes up with invention X and gets it patented, then any duplicates of X completed by several profit-making corporations cannot be sold by those corporations because it's now patented. So whether those profitable corporations are making duplicates of Logos' inventions or not does not matter if Logos gets them patented since they won't be able to sell it or even build it after it's been patented.
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2012, 02:22
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Clear D.

(D) Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.
>>> If the research done at university is already done by other corporations, there will be no buys for patents from the university. Which shatters Administrators' plans.

And here's where my problem is. The passage talks about patents, a document which provides exclusive right to an organization to make and sell an invention. If the university comes up with invention X and gets it patented, then any duplicates of X completed by several profit-making corporations cannot be sold by those corporations because it's now patented. So whether those profitable corporations are making duplicates of Logos' inventions or not does not matter if Logos gets them patented since they won't be able to sell it or even build it after it's been patented.


hi - you are seeing the time events in the reverse order. Its actually the other way around.
Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by some 1 else hence there are no new stuffs that Logos can sell because the companies already have these patents...
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 10:43
I was stuck between D and E.

Here my approach;

Conclusion :Administrators at Logos University plan to sell any patents they acquire to corporations in order to fund programs to improve undergraduate teaching.

Assumptions:

1.Logos will create patent to sell. To do so, Logos need a sponsorship (govrenment)
2.Logos will sell its patents.

Answer Choices:

D.Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.

My comment: what if the others, except for the mentioned several corporations, buy these patents? -- related to assumption 2.

E.Logos University is unlikely to attract corporate sponsorship of its scientific research.

My comment: what if Logos cannot find a sponsorship? Then, cannot produce patents and cannot sell them. --related to assumption 1.

Any comments on my comments :)
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 01:35
the arguemt is

selling pattern will make profit

do x , Y will happen (proposal passage)

prethinking an assumption:

there is not bad agent

prethink weakener:

possibly there is bad agent.

go to answer choices,look for match , D match. D is a bad agent.
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 01:07
This is not a "Conclusion" question. Please remove the conclusion tag. Thanks
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2013, 02:34
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piyatiwari wrote:
Clear D.

(D) Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.
>>> If the research done at university is already done by other corporations, there will be no buys for patents from the university. Which shatters Administrators' plans.

And here's where my problem is. The passage talks about patents, a document which provides exclusive right to an organization to make and sell an invention. If the university comes up with invention X and gets it patented, then any duplicates of X completed by several profit-making corporations cannot be sold by those corporations because it's now patented. So whether those profitable corporations are making duplicates of Logos' inventions or not does not matter if Logos gets them patented since they won't be able to sell it or even build it after it's been patented.


Then there is no use in making a product that has been already patented. I mean you can always make it but cannot apply it to get patented again because it won't happen even if your product is much better than the one already patented. software patents
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 00:20
albertjuan wrote:
sepandee wrote:
piyatiwari wrote:
Clear D.

(D) Government-sponsored research conducted at Logos University for the most part duplicates research already completed by several profit-making corporations.
>>> If the research done at university is already done by other corporations, there will be no buys for patents from the university. Which shatters Administrators' plans.

And here's where my problem is. The passage talks about patents, a document which provides exclusive right to an organization to make and sell an invention. If the university comes up with invention X and gets it patented, then any duplicates of X completed by several profit-making corporations cannot be sold by those corporations because it's now patented. So whether those profitable corporations are making duplicates of Logos' inventions or not does not matter if Logos gets them patented since they won't be able to sell it or even build it after it's been patented.


Then there is no use in making a product that has been already patented. I mean you can always make it but cannot apply it to get patented again because it won't happen even if your product is much better than the one already patented.


To add to this, even if you did make the product the companies won't be willing to buy it and hence the college administrators' plan will fail.
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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 07:03
Hi, I have stuck between D&E options. But finally Im going with D only because, in the question stem they have mentioned " if true, would cast most doubt on the viability of the college administrators’ plan".
So if you compare both D&E options you can observe that
--> if D is true it will definitely casts doubt on the conclusion.
--> E option , Logos University is unlikely to attract corporate sponsorship, uses "unlikely" which means not 100% sure, so this make the D strong weakener and hence OA

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Re: A new law gives ownership of patents-documents providing [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 19:13
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Hi, I have stuck between D&E options. But finally Im going with D only because, in the question stem they have mentioned " if true, would cast most doubt on the viability of the college administrators’ plan".
So if you compare both D&E options you can observe that
--> if D is true it will definitely casts doubt on the conclusion.
--> E option , Logos University is unlikely to attract corporate sponsorship, uses "unlikely" which means not 100% sure, so this make the D strong weakener and hence OA

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Just to add to that...

Logos University can still make really cool innovations with government sponsoring their research. Corporate sponsors does not really matter because the university can still get government sponsors and then make really exciting innovations and then sell to the corporations.
Overall E just does not attack why the plan will fail and to some extent does the opposite of what we want.

Whereas D says that the university is just doing the research again what the corporations have already done in the past. So the research of Logos University is of no use and no corporations will buy the patents unless the corporations like to waste their money. :lol:

Hope this helps. :-D
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