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More bad Bayh-Dole advice in the wild

Here are “three important questions answered” by a company specializing in Bayh-Dole compliance. (I’m sorry, Nikki. Have your people up their game.) 1) If you report an invention after the 60-day deadline, can the Government take title? Yes, the Government … Continue reading

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9 things Bayh-Dole does not require universities to do, part 1

Let’s review some of the things Bayh-Dole does not require universities to do. These, despite what you may have heard. First the list, then the discussion, then an extended technical note for the folks that want detail and think perhaps … Continue reading

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Oh wow. Implications of Bayh-Dole’s broad scope

For Bayh-Dole’s preemption to operate “uniformly,” Bayh-Dole’s scope has to be as broad as any federal statutes and executive branch patent policy. Since those statutes and executive branch patent policy do not worry who has ownership of any invention “arising … Continue reading

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Federal law on inventions made with federal support, 3

Now, let’s emphasize a few points. There are at least three ways that a contractor may come to own an invention made with federal support: inventors assign their inventions state law (in some cases, such as Ohio Rev Code 3345.14) … Continue reading

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Another NIST FAQ-up, 1

NIST doesn’t understand Bayh-Dole. Let’s take another look at their mind-numbing FAQ. Here’s the question NIST asks: Does an invention need to be reported if it was conceived before an award but reduced to practice as part of the award? This … Continue reading

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NIST’s Explanation of the Addition of an Assignment Requirement

NIST added an assignment requirement to the standard patent rights clause authorized by Bayh-Dole. There’s no authority in Bayh-Dole, however, for an assignment requirement. The Supreme Court in Stanford v Roche made clear that Bayh-Dole does not vest ownership, does … Continue reading

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“Government” rights in federally supported inventions, 2

We might ask, then, what happens if a contractor does not acquire ownership of an invention made in the performance of work under a federal funding agreement. The answer is that 15 USC 2218(d) remains in effect, and even though … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole’s “subject invention” botch of the Federal Procurement Regulations, 1

Bayh-Dole botches its management of invention ownership. To see how, we need to look at how Bayh-Dole in 1980 changed the Federal Procurement Regulations put in place in 1975. In particular, let’s look at how the definition of subject invention … Continue reading

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What the NIH says about Bayh-Dole, 1

The NIH has published comments on the NIST changes to the regulations that implement the Bayh-Dole Act and the standard patent rights clause. Jamie Love at Knowledge Ecology International calls out in a tweet a passage in the “Background” section in … Continue reading

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Invention, subject invention, and the clever scheme of Bayh-Dole

Here is the definition of invention in the Kennedy executive branch patent policy, 1963 (Section 4(b)): Invention or Invention or discovery–includes any art, machine, manufacture, design, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, or any variety … Continue reading

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