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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-4

In the implementation of Bayh-Dole, then, employee-inventors own unless they assign rights to the Contractor. We can use “Contractor” with a capital “C” to follow the usage in the Federal Procurement Regulation’s patent rights clause that implements the Nixon patent … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-3

President Reagan’s Executive Order 12591 does one more odd thing. It makes the contractor’s title to patents conditioned on a government license. But this government license is not the one required by Bayh-Dole. Here’s Bayh-Dole (35 USC 202(c)(4)): With respect … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-2

So far we have discussed the Reagan executive order mandating the promotion of commercialization (something not in Bayh-Dole) by having federal agencies grant title to patents to all contractors–not just to large companies that otherwise operated still under the Nixon … Continue reading

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Reagan’s Executive Order 12591-1

In 1987, President Reagan issued Executive Order 12591, which extended, sort of, the Bayh-Dole Act to “all contractors.” Let’s work through EO 12591 and try to sort out this “sort of.” It’s rather a mess. In doing so, we end … Continue reading

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Federal law on inventions made with federal support

First, the brief version: Specialty statutes for specific federal purposes control federal claims of ownership of inventions made under federal contract. The Nixon patent policy as amended by Reagan’s executive order otherwise controls federal claims of ownership of inventions made under … Continue reading

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