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University breach of Bayh-Dole’s standard patent rights clause

Let’s get at the consequence of two non-Bayh-Dole provisions injected into the standard patent rights clause stipulated by Bayh-Dole: the (f)(2) written agreement requirement and the (g)(1) requirements on subcontracts. In particular, let’s look at what happens when a university … Continue reading

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10 Oddities of 35 USC 210

The Bayh-Dole Act does not repeal prior law with regard to inventions arising from federally supported research or development. Instead, it selectively preempts statutes (with some exceptions). Here is the start of 35 USC 210(a): This chapter shall take precedence … Continue reading

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The inefficiencies of Bayh-Dole discussions-1

A common approach to discussions of Bayh-Dole is (1) accept that what is happening is just what people say is happening–the law is working (as people claim), based on a politicized spun history (as people claim), based on a metrics … Continue reading

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Another question on RE: When does Bayh-Dole not apply?–6

To get at subject inventions, we will cover some of the same ground as that series of RE articles on subject inventions, but from a different angle. Bayh-Dole’s contracting provisions do not apply if an invention made under federal contract … Continue reading

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Another question on RE: When does Bayh-Dole not apply?–5

We are working through when Bayh-Dole does not apply. Bayh-Dole doesn’t apply to works of authorship or copyright or data or data rights or know how or trade secrets (except to keep trade secrets secret even when the trade secret … Continue reading

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Another question on RE: When does Bayh-Dole not apply?–4

Now that you have a better idea about Bayh-Dole and have done some thinking about why someone might want it Bayh-Dole to apply and others might not want it to apply, let’s work the definition of invention (at 35 USC … Continue reading

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Another question on RE: When does Bayh-Dole not apply?–3

Back for more of when Bayh-Dole does not apply, I see. Well, let’s get serious about this. Let’s look at the Bayh-Dole definitional cascade for subject invention. We worked through “invention”–strange, broad, both patentable and not demonstrably not patentable, except … Continue reading

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More on Can universities assign patents rights under Bayh-Dole?

35 USC 201(b) makes clear that any assignee of a subject invention becomes a party to the funding agreement–a “contractor” in Bayh-Dole’s definitional usage: The term “funding agreement” means any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement entered into between any Federal agency, other … Continue reading

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Does Bayh-Dole apply only to patentable IP?

Here is a question at Research Enterprise. Does Bayh-Dole apply only to patentable IP? Answer: No. In its contracting parts, Bayh-Dole applies to subject inventions, and the definition of subject invention includes more than patentable IP but also restricts what … Continue reading

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When is an invention a subject invention?–5

We have pounded our way through the definition of subject invention. We started with the observation that Bayh-Dole is part of federal patent law, not merely an executive branch regulation. Bayh-Dole preempts other federal law and executive branch patent policy … Continue reading

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