Author Archives: Gerald Barnett

Nine Points to Consider (with regard to AUTM’s licensing survey), 8-9

We are considering nine points with regard to AUTM’s annual licensing survey. We have got through seven points–not validated and with estimates, duplicate reporting, conflating technology and invention, activity measures giving the illusion of a process at work, no reporting … Continue reading

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Nine Points to Consider (with regard to AUTM’s licensing survey), 1-7

The Association of University Technology Managers, a front group for university licensing professionals, conducts an annual survey of the universities that its members work for. The survey asks for various metrics regarding inventions, patenting, licensing, startups, and revenue. The survey … Continue reading

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Nine Points to Consider (with regard to Bayh-Dole)

No matter how one takes apart the assertions of the advocates for the Bayh-Dole Act, they just keep coming back, like some obsessive combatant out of Road Warrior. In the articles here at Research Enterprise, I have documented and reasoned … Continue reading

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In re King, 1

President Truman’s Executive Order 10096  in 1950 established the rules under which the executive branch should claim rights to inventions made by federal employees. The implementing regulations for Executive Order 10096 give guidance with regard to the definition of “made.” Here’s … Continue reading

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On advocative fakery of Bayh-Dole

Advocates of Bayh-Dole tell a fake history. They say that before Bayh-Dole, the federal government owned all inventions made with federal support. They say that Bayh-Dole gave universities the right to take ownership of inventions made with federal support. They … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Need and Encouragement

In a series of articles we have dealt with the monopoly meme. The monopoly meme argues that the true purpose of patents is the corporate right to exclude all others from practicing an invention. Without this right of exclusion, so … Continue reading

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15 USC 2218(d)

A federal statute passed in 1974 establishes a federal policy with regard to inventions made with federal support–15 USC 2218(d). Folks wrapped up with Bayh-Dole don’t often mention 15 USC  2218, which establishes the authority of the administrators of federal … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2018

It’s Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s a good time to give thanks to (and for!) all the people who come up with things new and intriguing–whether by accident or design, whether directed or random, whether paid or free, … Continue reading

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“Government” rights in federally supported inventions, 2

We might ask, then, what happens if a contractor does not acquire ownership of an invention made in the performance of work under a federal funding agreement. The answer is that 15 USC 2218(d) remains in effect, and even though … Continue reading

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“Government” rights in federally supported inventions, 1

Bayh-Dole requires federal agencies to use a patent rights clause that includes a provision under which contractors who obtain ownership of a patentable invention made in the performance of work under a federal funding agreement and elect to retain that … Continue reading

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