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28,000 federal patents and the monopoly meme went into a bar, 4

In 1980, in introducing S. 414, Senator Dole repeats the 28,000 patents meme: Now, however, it’s 5 percent, not 4 percent, and it’s not inventions licensed but rather inventions used. It’s a wonderful bit of bluffery. There’s nothing in Forman’s … Continue reading

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Exceptional Circumstances in Bayh-Dole, 9

We are working through the idea of exceptional circumstances in Bayh-Dole. There’s a problem here that lies at the root of the federal policy. Bayh-Dole states an arbitrary default–if a federal contractor acquires a patentable invention made in a project … Continue reading

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