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NIST makes Bayh-Dole a vesting statute

NIST has issued its final rule on Bayh-Dole and disregards the Supreme Court on the ownership of subject inventions. The Supreme Court was clear that Bayh-Dole’s definition of subject invention means that an invention must be “owned by the contractor” to … Continue reading

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Whistling all the way to the bank, revisited 1

Back in 2010, I wrote an article titled “Whistling all the way to the bank.” The article explored the problem of compensation tied to the argument that the Bayh-Dole Act was a “vesting statute” that vested ownership of inventions made … Continue reading

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Stanford v Roche was not about how to make Bayh-Dole into a vesting statute

The Stanford v Roche decision was not at all about the proper technical steps to make Bayh-Dole into a vesting statute. Even the Court’s minority opinion–what the lawyer-krakkens fixated on–was a musing on whether there should be any difference in the equitable ownership of an … Continue reading

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