lesson 1: sharing complicated knowledge is complicated.
high potential for mis-practice of the technology lack of internal systems designed for knowledge sharing low number of patents in portfolio that are ideal for sharing low familiarity in target markets with “open” licenses
lesson 2: “intellectual property” easier to share than “intellectual capital”.
licenses more enforceable than contracts (e.g. “share alike” behavior) most knowledge is “tacit” (e.g., kept in word files and powerpoints) data > information > knowledge > wisdom
"there is no constraint on a federally funded contractor's ability to enable Technology Transfer, whether through e-commerce or other creative approaches, especially where such mechanisms can facilitate reduction of transaction costs associated with licensing and promote the translation of federally funded technology."