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Another question on RE: are exclusive license and assignment the same thing?

Here’s another question on RE: “is an exclusive license of technology and an assignment the same thing?” Answer: yes and no. Let’s talk exclusive license and assignment of inventions rather than technology. An assignment expressly conveys title to an invention. … Continue reading

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The VPR Letters, No. 4

Dear Vice Provost for Research, It’s been a while, and I thought I would drop you another note to help you with your management of university-hosted intellectual property. I once was contacted by a vice provost of research at a … 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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The non-preference for US manufacturing under Bayh-Dole

A recent search at RE was looking for “preference for manufacturing in US under Bayh-Dole.” There’s a series of articles here on 35 USC 204. There’s also discussion of the related march-in provision at 35 USC 203(a)(4) and the broader … Continue reading

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If you are against a crappy law like Bayh-Dole

Kevin E. Noonan, a biotech patent attorney, made an interesting assertion in a LinkedIn comment on the fourth article in this series. Maybe he was being flippant, but let’s consider: People against Bayh-Dole just support private industry (much of it … Continue reading

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University Patent Policy for Effective Technology Transfer, 3: Yale patent policy on exclusive licensing

University patent policies do not address exclusive licensing, and yet exclusive licensing is at the core of much current university patent practice. Exclusive licensing is the key thing that Bayh-Dole enabled. And Bayh-Dole, in its federal agency licensing authorization, pees … Continue reading

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What Bayh-Dole Does–enabling but not requiring exploitation of patent monopolies

Prior to the NIH Institutional Patent Agreement program, the Kennedy executive branch patent policy required federal agencies to do the following: Allow contractors with real businesses in non-governmental markets to own inventions made under federal contract, except in research directed … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Government License–5: Impact Beans

We are working through a recent “webinar” on the Bayh-Dole government license to practice and have practiced. In part, the webinar provides the opportunity to set some things right about Bayh-Dole and to resist the machinations of NIST to try … Continue reading

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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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Working through an old misrepresentation of Bayh-Dole, 3

I have previously pointed out the University of Rochester’s strange policy statement with regard to commercialization. This is part of Rochester’s new and stinky. A statement currently pops up on the Rochester site that it will be down for a … Continue reading

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