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The use of the patent system for federal research results, 6: The seeming middle ground

While the FSA policy makes what appears to be nice gestures–royalty-free licensing or at least licensing without unreasonable restrictions and without excessive royalties–there’s little here to provide guidance so far. The policy continues, looking at the prong in which the … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Adds Bureaucracy, 1: Conditional Preemption

Bayh-Dole conditionally preempts federal statutes pertaining to the ownership of inventions made with federal support (35 USC 210(a)). If a party to a federal funding agreement acquires ownership of such an invention–a subject invention–then Bayh-Dole conditions, as conveyed through that … Continue reading

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