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The devils in the details: Bayh-Dole supports academic freedom, 1

Bayh-Dole supports the academic freedom of faculty inventors. University administrators refuse to comply. Here, we walk through the law, the implementing regulations, the various patent rights clauses to show the result. Fair warning to university administrators reading this piece. I … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole basics, 3: funding agreement comments

Bayh-Dole uses the definition of “funding agreement” for much heavy lifting. The definition does much more than merely restrict Bayh-Dole’s interest to grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The definition establishes the scope of the law to include experimental work, developmental … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Basics, 3: funding agreement

Bayh-Dole requires federal agencies to use a standard patent rights clause in every funding agreement for experimental work, development, or research, unless they can justify something different. A “funding agreement” is defined as any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement entered … Continue reading

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