Category Archives: Bayh-Dole

A Bayh-Dole Quick Read, made longer with comments–Orp!

A Twitterer admonished another Twitterer to give Bayh-Dole a quick read. Sigh. But then I thought that I could help out. Here’s a really short version of Bayh-Dole, extracted from the swamp of muddy drafting that is Bayh-Dole. I’ve added … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole, Piscopo version

Use the patent system! To promote use of inventions! Got an invention in federal research? Keep it! But license the feds! To practice and have practiced! Reporting? All kept secret! Nonprofits! Patent money? Deduct admin costs only! Use the rest … Continue reading

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A Bayh-Dole Quickest Read–Ha! Ha! Ha!

Here’s an even shorter version of Bayh-Dole, with some paraphrasing. Use the patent system to promote the use of inventions. A nonprofit or small business firm may elect to retain title to any subject invention. A subject invention is a … Continue reading

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A Bayh-Dole Quicker Read–Ha! Ha!

A Twitterer admonished another Twitterer to give Bayh-Dole a quick read. Sigh. But then I thought that I could help out. Here’s a even really shorter version of Bayh-Dole, extracted from the bog puddle of the last post: use the … Continue reading

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A Bayh-Dole Quick Read–Ha!

A Twitterer admonished another Twitterer to give Bayh-Dole a quick read. Sigh. But then I thought that I could help out. Here’s a really short version of Bayh-Dole, extracted from the swamp of muddy drafting that is Bayh-Dole, with bold … Continue reading

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UW’s Fast Start template, another bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 4

H. Holden Thorp, editor in chief at Science magazine and formerly chancellor at Washington University and before that the University of North Carolina, published an editorial in Science, “An opportunity to improve innovation” that provides insight on the UW FAST … Continue reading

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Necessary Federal Exclusive Licensing

The Harbridge House report in 1968 mused that based on survey responses from nonprofit patent administrators, . . . the inventions must frequently arise from basic research and require substantial private development before reaching the stage where they are commercially … Continue reading

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The Turning Point in Federal Patent Policy

1971. Here’s where things started to go bad. In 1963, President Kennedy issued a memorandum setting forth executive branch patent policy. When the federal government acquired inventions, the policy stipulated that patents would be made available “through dedication or licensing”–that … Continue reading

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proto Bayh-Dole march-in, c. 1976

Bayh-Dole was the banana that finally stuck on wall, but Norman Latker had tried any number of schemes to circumvent federal policy requiring default open access to the inventions arising in work for which the federal government provided funding. People … Continue reading

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The Thornton Bill’s “purposes” and Bayh-Dole’s “policy and objectives”

Bayh-Dole states its policy and objectives at 35 USC 200. Here there are, with a more readable layout: It is the policy and objective of the Congress to use the patent system to promote the utilization of inventions arising from … Continue reading

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