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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-4

In the implementation of Bayh-Dole, then, employee-inventors own unless they assign rights to the Contractor. We can use “Contractor” with a capital “C” to follow the usage in the Federal Procurement Regulation’s patent rights clause that implements the Nixon patent … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-3

President Reagan’s Executive Order 12591 does one more odd thing. It makes the contractor’s title to patents conditioned on a government license. But this government license is not the one required by Bayh-Dole. Here’s Bayh-Dole (35 USC 202(c)(4)): With respect … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-2

So far we have discussed the Reagan executive order mandating the promotion of commercialization (something not in Bayh-Dole) by having federal agencies grant title to patents to all contractors–not just to large companies that otherwise operated still under the Nixon … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-1

In 1987, President Reagan issued Executive Order 12591, which extended, sort of, the Bayh-Dole Act to “all contractors.” Let’s work through EO 12591 and try to sort out this “sort of.” It’s rather a mess. In doing so, we end … Continue reading

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