• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 7 comments on Companies Agree to Pay to Settle Patent Infringement Suit

  1. Although I’m glad he was compensated, I’m worried as to how this will affect our chances of landing a job at these companies?

    Does a University suing companies like this happen often?

    1. Not sure about how often this kind of thing happens, but if a company holds a grudge against BU so hard that they won’t hire graduates, you have to ask yourself if that is even a company you would ever want to work for

  2. So, since the patent was filed by the University and fought by them, how much of this compensation will go into University funding? Does this mean our tuition spike won’t be another absurd $3K.

  3. Fabulous! In a world that continues to grow in technology advances and intelligent property, it is good to know that BU supports its own through both professional recognition and the legal defense of those who have made significant contributions to the world as we presently know it. The corporate world that utilized the inventions/patents/or otherwise is too much for one individual to defend. So glad to see the University’s support, which should also generate some sort of revenue longer term that benefits BU, the students, faculty, and alumni. I am pleased, as a present grad student, to see this resolved in a timely and professional manner. Great work!

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