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Guide to Bayh-Dole by the Layers, 3

Third layer: Patent rights clauses, continued We are still working through Bayh-Dole’s third layer, the patent rights clauses. We finish up the discussion of the (f)(2) written agreement requirement with another look at subject invention reporting and assignment, the parallels … Continue reading

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The Faster Cures FAQ on Bayh-Dole, 3

We are working through the Faster Cures FAQ on Bayh-Dole. 4. What requirements does Bayh-Dole place on universities? None. Bayh-Dole applies to federal agencies, not to universities. It’s only loose chatter to say that Bayh-Dole requires universities to do anything. … Continue reading

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The Faster Cures FAQ on Bayh-Dole, 1

Faster Cures has at its web site a FAQ on Bayh-Dole. Let’s work through their account of Bayh-Dole and help them where they appear challenged. 1. What is the Bayh-Dole Act? Co-sponsored by Senators Birch Bayh of Indiana and Robert … Continue reading

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Subject invention reporting and federal funding agreements

It would be interesting to see an audit of university invention reporting practices, especially in light of the definition of “funding agreement” and what it means for an invention to be made “in the performance of work under a funding … 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 Key Provisions of Bayh-Dole

Now, with all that fusstation from the University of Pittsburgh out of the way, we might ask then what are the “key provisions” of Bayh-Dole that a university should make faculty and the public aware of. Only One Key Provision … Continue reading

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Conspiracy against inventors’ rights and 18 USC 241/42 USC 1983

University administrators have been fond to claim that the Bayh-Dole Act gives their universities ownership of inventions made with federal support–or a right of first refusal, or a prohibition on assigning ownership to anyone other than the university. This was … Continue reading

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Some Questions from a Future FAQ on Bayh-Dole

Q. Can a university violate the Bayh-Dole Act? A. No. Bayh-Dole applies to federal agencies. The law requires federal agencies to adopt uniform practices regarding patent rights to inventions in funding agreements. Bayh-Dole (now) authorizes the Department of Commerce to … Continue reading

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