Category Archives: Bayh-Dole

Follow up: What if a university fails to patent under Bayh-Dole?

If a university fails to patent under Bayh-Dole, nothing ever happens. But that’s not even the meaningful answer. Look, even if a university gets a patent on a subject invention–one arising from federally sponsored research or development–there’s absolutely nothing in … Continue reading

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Q. What if a university fails to patent under Bayh-Dole? A. Heaven!

Here’s a new query on RE: “What if the university fails to patent under Bayh-Dole?” Answer: Nothing ever happens. Okay, let’s take more time with this question. First, let’s be clear. Under Bayh-Dole, universities have no obligation to use the … Continue reading

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Patents in Space-4

Famiya Masood, a columnist for a Pakistani newspaper, argues in a recent article that government-funded research at universities in Pakistan is not “translating into inventions that can be eventually patented.” Masood seems to believe that this is not a good … Continue reading

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Patents in Space-2

Famiya Masood, a columnist for The Nation, an English-language Pakistani newspaper and law student at Northwestern University, has published an article that argues that Pakistan needs more patents from its government-funded research. Well, perhaps. But she gets Bayh-Dole wrong on … Continue reading

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Patents in Space-1

The Nation, an English-language Pakistani newspaper, published an article on March 11 by Famiya Masood, “Patents in Pakistan” that argues the government must create incentives for university inventors. That much is interesting. But Masood builds her argument using Bayh-Dole as … Continue reading

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The Key Provisions of Bayh-Dole–Really Edition

I wrote a long article on the key provisions of Bayh-Dole. That’s all fine and good, but none of those provisions get at how Bayh-Dole has to work. Those key provisions are mostly just bureaucratic fluff. Stuff about being able … Continue reading

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Would you believe an Air Force hockey puck shooting machine?

Bayh-Dole 40, yet another lobbying front organization to push a fake account of Bayh-Dole, put out a tweet a few days ago: Bayh-Dole’s impact extends beyond just biopharmaceutical innovations. Check out this new invention in the world of sports made … Continue reading

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A WIPO Economist Gets Bayh-Dole Wrong

Here’s an article by Mario Cervantes, an economist at OECD, “Academic Patenting: How universities and public research organizations are using their intellectual property to boost research and spur innovation start-ups.” Cervantes claims that universities “protecting their inventions” somehow increases their … Continue reading

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Working through an old misrepresentation of Bayh-Dole, 2

We have dived into an old, stinky document once on-line at the University of Rochester that misrepresents Bayh-Dole requirements. The document has since come down, but its shadow remains over Rochester invention policy and practice. Thus, it is worth reading … Continue reading

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Working through an old misrepresentation of Bayh-Dole, 1

I was doing some work to find a broken link and ended up at the web site of the University of Rochester Offices of Technology Transfer, as of July 6, 2011. Here’s a bit from their information “For Inventors: Commercialization … Continue reading

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