Intel and Berkeley: Tech Transfer Done Right!

From MIT Tech Review’s article on Intel’s new “tri-gate” transistors (FinFETs):

“Intel’s new three-dimensional transistor design, announced early this week, is the culmination of more than a decade of research and development work that began in a lab at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 … The university opted to release the intellectual property into the public domain instead of patenting it; as the Berkeley researchers kept refining the designs, Hu presented the work at several companies, including Intel.”

Now that’s how technology transfer is done! GO BEARS!