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Federal agency patent enforcement under Bayh-Dole, 4

We are working through the contention that Bayh-Dole does not authorize federal agencies to enforce patents on federally owned inventions. It’s clear that there is no such authorization in Bayh-Dole, though the law authorizes everything else–getting patents, licensing patents, administrating … Continue reading

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How Bayh-Dole complicates the definitions in Stevenson-Wydler

The only law that Bayh-Dole does not expressly supersede is the Stevenson-Wydler Act. It’s worth comparing language in the two laws, as Bayh-Dole draws from Stevenson-Wydler, but then works its own magic. Consider the definition cascade on inventions. Here’s Stevenson-Wydler: … Continue reading

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