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A law firm opines about a NIST rule, and I opine about the opining

A law firm gives an overview of the new NIST regulations for Bayh-Dole. It leads with fake history. Not a good sign. First enacted in 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act (as amended, the “Act”) for the first time permitted research institutions … Continue reading

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The NIH’s View of Bayh-Dole Compliance, 8

We are working through the NIH’s policy manual on Bayh-Dole. We reach a helpful list. Some of the steps required by the regulation to retain intellectual property rights to subject inventions include: Report all subject inventions to NIH. Make efforts … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Basics, 5: invention assignment comments

Here is a basic distinction. Bayh-Dole prohibits nonprofits from assigning subject inventions except to an invention management organization or with the approval of the federal agency–and then only if the assignee accepts the nonprofit patent rights clause. Bayh-Dole says nothing … Continue reading

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Minimum Policy, Phase 2

[This is a pre-Stanford v Roche discussion. I have updated it for current CFR references. A contractor does not “elect title”–a contractor may “elect to retain title” that the contractor has obtained by conventional means. A contractor’s option under a … Continue reading

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