Paul Devinsky was quoted in the July 30 issue of The Tech Transfer Blog in an article regarding the growing tension in the tech transfer community over whether TTOs should be seen as profit or cost centers. Mr. Devinsky noted that universities tread dangerous ground by trying to run TTOs as profit centers. "Every university doesn't have the leverage of MIT, Harvard, Scripps, or Stanford. There seems to be a certain uniformity in approach, with everyone insisting on clauses that might be appropriate for dealing with a seasoned researcher at a particular university but not appropriate across the board," he said. "Many times, what universities think they can squeeze out of some piece of technology just isn't rational. Even when dealing with incubators and start-ups, many tech transfer folks insist on deal terms that almost seem calculated to create barriers to the success of the emerging company," he added.