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More bad Bayh-Dole advice in the wild

Here are “three important questions answered” by a company specializing in Bayh-Dole compliance. (I’m sorry, Nikki. Have your people up their game.) 1) If you report an invention after the 60-day deadline, can the Government take title? Yes, the Government … Continue reading

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How Bayh-Dole Is Intended to Work, circa 1992, Part 3

We are still working through a passage in a law article from 1992 that sets out how Bayh-Dole is intended to work and addresses questions of faculty ownership of inventions. The issue is not with the author of an article … Continue reading

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How Bayh-Dole Is Intended to Work, circa 1992, Part 2

We are working through a paragraph from a law review article from 1992, taken perhaps out of context, but setting out how Bayh-Dole was “intended” to work. Our problem is not so much with the law professor who wrote the … Continue reading

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How Bayh-Dole Is Intended to Work, circa 1992, Part 1

I found a passage quoted from an article from 1992 in Wisconsin Law Review–“Faculty Generated Inventions: Who Owns the Golden Egg?” by Pat K. Chew, a distinguished law professor now at the University of Pittsburgh. Chew describes how Bayh-Dole is … Continue reading

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A null hypothesis for the ITIF panel on Bayh-Dole

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a  self-described think tank based in Washington DC, will have a panel soon featuring Joe Allen and representatives from BIO and AUTM. Here’s the topic of the discussion: Join us on March 7 for … Continue reading

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Inventor freedom and the unexpected model of innovation, 1

Consider an alternative to the present university administrator mania for patenting. Let’s start with inventor freedom and then look once more at what I call Vannevar Bush’s unexpected model of innovation. There are difficulties in the effort. First, the social … Continue reading

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Another NIST FAQ-up, 2

For the rest of NIST’s FAQ’d-up answer, let’s parse closely. NIST has just repeated the obvious–if an invention has been conceived and reduced to practice prior to federal funding, it is not a subject invention. The question, however, has to … Continue reading

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Pensé and Perspectivability-2

I have been writing about my sense of perspective–something not possible in an infinite university, according to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Though I have worked at and for universities in technology transfer for a couple of decades, I … Continue reading

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These are not the investors Congress was looking for

Universities routinely assign federally funded inventions to companies. They do so under the cover of an exclusive patent license, expecting that they won’t get caught. There are two kinds of exclusive license. In one, a true exclusive license, the licensee … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole inventor disclosure summary

Let’s summarize. Bayh-Dole does not require inventors to disclose inventions arising in federally supported research or development. It’s just not there. Go look. I’ll wait. Bayh-Dole does not require inventors to give up rights to their inventions.  It’s not there. … Continue reading

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