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Only Bayh-Dole and University Research Enterprise, 5

We are working to explain a complicated scheme to circumvent federal policy and suppress a public discussion of the merits of doing so. Suppression of public discussion is a pretty good sign that the merits are lacking. Lack of evidence … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole basics, 1: public covenant comments

University patent administrators ignore Bayh-Dole’s statement of policy at 35 USC 200. At best, they treat it as a statement of objectives, not policy, and that these objectives are a problem for Congress if no one bothers to accomplish them. … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Basics, 1: public covenant

The Bayh-Dole Act is part of federal patent law. Bayh-Dole establishes a policy (35 USC 200) regarding the use of the patent system for inventions arising in federally supported research or development. This policy establishes the property rights in patents … 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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Bayh-Dole Secrecy, Part 10

The 1984 change to Bayh-Dole conflates information that must be disclosed by federal agencies under FOIA with information that federal agencies must exclude from FOIA disclosure. This conflation itself violates FOIA. Bayh-Dole does not declare as a matter of law … Continue reading

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The Public Research Patent Covenant–Narrative Version

The Institutional Patent Agreement approach to patent rights arising from federally supported research carried with it what we may call a public covenant, a set of conditions that run with each patent on a subject invention that place limits on … Continue reading

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