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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 12

This series starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 How history informs the present Why spend all this time on a lost university policy from 1969 in response to a canceled IPA program? After all, we have … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 8

The start of this article is here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 More WARF Antitrust: 5-FU WARF encountered multiple antitrust problems. Consider this account from Cronon and Jenkins: This is pre-Bayh-Dole, of course, but also pre-revived IPA, and … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 5

Start here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 The new 1969 Wisconsin patent policy broadens the scope of the university’s interest in patents yet further: Here is the Wisconsin IPA definition of “subject invention”: Both elements are essential … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 4

This article starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 One might see how, if university administrators believe that they have become, for invention purposes, the federal sponsor of the research, that they could also come to believe … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 3

This article starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 In most cases, a principal investigator will know immediately whether an invention or discovery is within scope of a well drafted research agreement–is this invention something that was … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 2

This article starts here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 In the new 1969 Wisconsin patent policy, we encounter a corporate agent and the passive voice: “it has become necessary for the University to scrutinize with care the … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1

Tucked into Congressional testimony in 1978 on expanding the Institutional Patent Agreement program is the 1969 University of Wisconsin patent policy. This policy is notable for a number of reasons. First, because it is an actual policy statement on patents, where … Continue reading

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The Llorts of Bayh-Dole

In July, Setareh Samii published “The Importance of the Bayh-Dole Act” at The Catalyst, a web site operated by PhRMA. Samii argues that Bayh-Dole “created a framework for technology transfer that helped rejuvenate the American economy.” Samii then proceeds to … Continue reading

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Actual reduction to practice

In working through some of the legislative background to the failed effort to make the IPA template government-wide, I came across a curious passage in testimony attributed to the Library of Congress Research Service. The Service was addressing the issue … Continue reading

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To fix Bayh-Dole on reasonable pricing, why not start by enforcing the law?

I spent some time working through whether Bayh-Dole requires reasonable pricing. The simple answer is “No.” Of course, the simple answer isn’t very helpful, or accurate. Bayh-Dole does not require reasonable pricing by design of those drafting the bill. The … Continue reading

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