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Bayh-Dole precludes enforcement of federal patents

An argument regarding enforcement of federally owned inventions. Bluntly: the federal government lacks the authority to enforce patents, and the federal government should not enforce patents, and federal dealing in patent monopolies does not work. Let’s expand the argument to … Continue reading

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Does a university own software written by students?

I just posted to Quora in response to If I study at a university and I create software in my own time, does the university own the licensing to my software? There’s no good general answer, since things vary by … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Government License–7: Software

The webinar then turns to government license in the context of software. Here things get confused again. Bayh-Dole states as policy–not merely rationale–that the patent system is to be used to promote the utilization of inventions arising from federally supported … Continue reading

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Are copyrights considered inventions under Bayh-Dole?

I saw a search show up here at Research Enterprise–“Are copyrights considered inventions under Bayh-Dole?” Simple answer. No. Brief answer. Copyright is a form of intellectual property. At one time, perhaps, the idea of copyright was itself a social invention. … Continue reading

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University Confusion Over Bayh-Dole and Copyright, 1

[This article comments on an article at Emory University’s technology transfer office’s web site. The article has finally been removed, so I have in turn removed some identifying elements. I’m keeping this article up, however, for the discussion of Bayh-Dole … Continue reading

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