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Here’s US patent 10322827. One of the “UFO” patents. It’s interesting physics, if not controversial, for being innovative in an institutional world that has made innovation mostly boring. But we are concerned with something else here.
The Bayh-Dole secrecy provisions ensure that there will not be public accountability that might challenge the illusion and the practices that take place behind its appearances. Thus, there is no use data for federally supported inventions. There is no licensing … Continue reading
I guess this ends up being a little book on Bayh-Dole and secrecy. Perhaps I should have titled it “Reasons Why Bayh-Dole Should Not Be Repealed” and made it blank, but for section headings. Then it might be a best … Continue reading
The story so far: Bayh-Dole’s secrecy provision regarding reports of invention use was changed in 1984 to make it appear that federal agencies had no discretion in the matter, and that they “shall” treat all information in invention use reports … Continue reading
We have been looking at the Bayh-Dole Act’s secrecy provision regarding invention use reports. That provision was changed from “may” to “shall” in 1984, and we have argued that the change in wording requires us to look for a change … Continue reading