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Bayh-Dole’s anti invention-flipping provision for nonprofits, or where’s that $250B?

Let’s look at Bayh-Dole’s anti-invention flipping protection of the public, aimed at nonprofits. Here’s the text, at 35 USC 202(c)(7)(A): In the case of a nonprofit organization, (A) a prohibition upon the assignment of rights to a subject invention in … Continue reading

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The use of the patent system for federal research results, 9: Exploiting the FSA policy safeguards

The earliest major federal patent policy, FSA policy 110-1–for public health research, no less–sets up a process by which the head of each “constituent unit” of the FSA is to make a determination in each case whether the use of … Continue reading

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What universities can and can’t do with their patents

We started an investigation into university IP practice with this question: Should university management of patents be any different from any other owner of patents? The answer we found is “yes.” University patents not only should be different–they clearly are … Continue reading

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