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Exceptional Circumstances in Bayh-Dole, 1

In 2008, Dr. Jeffrey W. Thomas, then a senior advisor to the Technology Transfer Center at the National Cancer Institute, gave a talk on Bayh-Dole’s exceptional circumstances. The slide deck is still up at a federal laboratory consortium web site. … Continue reading

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AAU, APLU, and others aim to “bolster” federal technology transfer, 5

Higher education associations, led by AAU and APLU, give advice to NIST about ways to bolster federal technology transfer by telling NIST about non-federal university technology transfer. The HEAs have insisted that Bayh-Dole has been working as intended, which we … Continue reading

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Another garbled account of Bayh-Dole

A new article considering Bayh-Dole asks whether it’s time to rewrite Bayh-Dole. That’s a legitimate question to ask. Unfortunately, the article gets wrong much about Bayh-Dole the way it is. But even a garbled article can prompt a discussion that helps … Continue reading

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AUTM’s invitation to delude yourself, 5

We turn then to the final claim made by AUTM in its “talking points”–the stuff any advocate of Bayh-Dole ought to be repeating to legislators and faculty and anyone else appearing to lack sufficient self-delusion–that none of the fakery presented … Continue reading

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Misrepresentations of Bayh-Dole

The Bayh-Dole Act has been broadly misrepresented by organizations with a vested interest in acquiring inventions to manage, including universities, law firms, university-affiliated foundations, the Association of University Technology Managers, lobbying groups representing the pharma and biotech industries, and various … Continue reading

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Three ways Bayh-Dole advocates abuse their audiences

Folks who advocate for Bayh-Dole generally abuse their audiences three ways. First, they recite fake history.  Bayh-Dole did not make any great change in ownership of inventions made in projects receiving federal support, especially for universities. Prior to Bayh-Dole, contractors … Continue reading

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The AUTM CEO’s Speech, Fitt 4

We are about done with the AUTM CEO’s speech at the NIST symposium on “unleasing American innovation.” Yes, it is trash, so we are trashing it. But there’s a purpose here. It’s not just that there is a difference of … Continue reading

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The AUTM CEOs Speech, Fitt 1

As part of NIST’s recent symposium on “unleashing American innovation,” the CEO of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) read a talk. Let’s work through his talk and see what we can learn. I have made a transcript so … Continue reading

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