Category Archives: Bayh-Dole

The Key Provisions of Bayh-Dole

Now, with all that fusstation from the University of Pittsburgh out of the way, we might ask then what are the “key provisions” of Bayh-Dole that a university should make faculty and the public aware of. Only One Key Provision … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Policy, Technology Transfer | Leave a comment

The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 4

We are working through the University of Pittsburgh summary of the Bayh-Dole Act, and I at least am getting increasingly grouchy as I do. How can someone writing for university faculty “innovators” get things so wrong in some many places? … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Bozonet, History, Policy, Technology Transfer | Leave a comment

The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 3

We are working through the fake history published by the University of Pittsburgh regarding the Bayh-Dole Act and its “key provisions.” “Fake” is too light a word for it, but it’s trendy and so people get the general idea. Really, … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Bozonet, History, Policy, Technology Transfer | Leave a comment

The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 2

We are working through the University of Pittsburgh’s account of the Bayh-Dole Act since AUTM has called it out as worth reading. We need to pause and consider some real history to work out of our imaginations the fake history … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Bozonet, History, Policy, Technology Transfer | Leave a comment

The University of Pittsburgh’s Fake News Summary of Bayh-Dole, 1

AUTM a few weeks ago pointed favorably to a description of the Bayh-Dole Act posted by the University of Pittsburgh. Let’s have a look, then. The post is titled “What It Means for Technology Commercialization.” While “It” is ominous in … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Bozonet, History, Policy, Technology Transfer | Leave a comment

A Brief History of “Of” in Federal Invention Regulations

In Stanford v Roche, the Supreme Court ruled that “of the contractor” in the definition of “Subject Invention” meant “owned by the contractor” and not “made by employees with the use of federal funds.” Here’s the Court: Stanford asserts that … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole | Leave a comment

Getting off your UFRDA

In 1981, Senator Harrison Schmidt introduced a bill to replace Bayh-Dole with a more general law regarding inventions made with federal support, the “Uniform Federal Research and Development Act of 1981.” It doesn’t appear that the university patent brokers had … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, History, Technology Transfer | Leave a comment

Nolo Press Still Confused About Bayh-Dole, 2

Now the Nolo page turns to Stanford v Roche. Given how Nolo can’t seem to get much at all right about Bayh-Dole, what do you think the odds are with Stanford v Roche? Stanford v. Roche (2011): The Supreme Court … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Present Assignment, Stanford v Roche | Leave a comment

Nolo Press Still Confused About Bayh-Dole, 1

A couple of years ago, I worked through a Nolo Press excerpt on the Bayh-Dole Act, showing how dreadfully wrong it is. That bit is still up at the Nolo Press site, and still dreadful as ever. I came back … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole | Leave a comment

Penn State’s Protection Racket, 25: Precarious Position on IP

Had enough of Penn State? I sure have, but we are not done. Penn State is not an outlier in its problems with IP policy and otherwise. It’s just more of the same. At Penn State’s Office of Sponsored Programs … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Bozonet, Sponsored Research | Leave a comment