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Pissed at NIST, short form

Supreme Court: Bayh-Dole applies only to subject inventions. Subject inventions are ones owned by a contractor. Congress did not intend a sea-change in initial invention ownership. Bayh-Dole does not apply to inventions made in projects with federal support until contractors … Continue reading

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NIST makes Bayh-Dole a vesting statute

NIST has issued its final rule on Bayh-Dole and disregards the Supreme Court on the ownership of subject inventions. The Supreme Court was clear that Bayh-Dole’s definition of subject invention means that an invention must be “owned by the contractor” to … Continue reading

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Going to Eleven on NIST and (f)(2)

NIST is drafting new rules for the standard patent rights clause authorized by Bayh-Dole. Included in the proposed new provisions is a requirement that contractors require the assignment of inventions to the contractor. This is a bad idea. Besides, it’s … Continue reading

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