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The dogs in the manger, 1

In 1979, R. Tenney Johnson, a career federal attorney, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space on Senate bill S. 1215, the “Science and Technology Research Development Utilization Policy Act.” This was the bill that was competing with … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Up Your Counsel, 3

I won’t belabor the problems in the next section of UpCounsel’s account of Bayh-Dole. The major provisions of Bayh-Dole are 1) a public covenant that runs with patent property rights on inventions arising in federally supported research or development–and specifically … Continue reading

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NIST’s Chief Counsel on Bayh-Dole, 3

NIST’s chief counsel gives, let us say, a unhelpful representation of the law. Let’s continue with his second slide titled “Bayh-Dole Highlights.” The government does not “retain” a license. The government is entitled to receive that license. The law uses … Continue reading

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Guide to Bayh-Dole by the Layers, 6

Sixth layer: Government rights Seventh layer: Enforcement of patent rights clauses We must also consider the flip side of contractor non-compliance with Bayh-Dole’s standard patent rights clause–federal agency enforcement of the patent rights clauses, waiver of these clauses, and federal … Continue reading

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The Faster Cures FAQ on Bayh-Dole, 4

We are working through the Faster Cures FAQ on Bayh-Dole. 5. What are march-in rights, and what does Bayh-Dole say about them? Has the government ever exercised its march-in rights? Bayh-Dole requires federal agencies to include a right to “march-in” and … Continue reading

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Xtandi demonstrates how Bayh-Dole is a do WTF you want law, 3

The first part of this article is here. The exclusive license that UCLA granted to Medivation meets the requirements for an assignment of the subject invention. The license grants substantially all rights in the subject invention (to all compounds for … Continue reading

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Xtandi demonstrates how Bayh-Dole is a do WTF you want law, 2

The first part of this article is here. To explore these issues, let’s take a look at Xtandi, a prostate cancer drug that has received press recently in the debate over high drug prices. Xtandi sells in the U.S. for … Continue reading

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The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 7

The start of this article is here: The IPA and Wisconsin’s 1969 Patent Policy, 1 WARF’s Charter and Antitrust WARF’s charter was designed to prevent the University of Wisconsin from using its money for non-scientific research–social sciences, humanities, and the … Continue reading

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Use the government license in Bayh-Dole

According to news reports (here’s where I first read about it–follow the link there to the article in the Baltimore Sun), the state of Maryland is attempting to deal with high drug prices through legislation that gives the state the right … 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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