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“the same provisions as the contractor” in (k)(1)

Here’s a follow-up note on the nonprofit assignment restriction in 37 CFR 401.14(k)(1). With the NIST changes in the standard patent rights clauses, we might ask again about the interpretation of “such assignee shall be subject to the same provisions … Continue reading

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Nonprofit assignment of subject inventions in the standard patent rights clause 37 CFR 401.14(a)(k)(1)

[As of May 14, 2018, NIST has relettered things so the reference is now 37 CFR 401.14(k)(1)–there cannot be multiple standard patent rights clauses anymore–just one big honking one with a maze of conditionals.] Universities ubiquitously claim as a matter … Continue reading

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Exclusive License and Assignment

I have discussed in a number of articles the issue of exclusive license and assignment for inventions. The distinction matters under Bayh-Dole because Bayh-Dole’s standard patent rights clause (37 CFR 401.14(a)(k)(1)) forbids nonprofit contractors from assigning subject inventions other than to … Continue reading

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