What The High Court's Bayh-Dole View Will Mean

Law360, New York (November 24, 2010, 12:47 PM EST) -- This month the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to address important issues regarding the ownership of inventions arising out of federal grants to universities, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. For the first time, the Supreme Court will be called upon to interpret the Bayh-Dole Act, a federal statute regulating ownership of patents arising from federally funded research.

The Supreme Court’s decision could have a significant impact on ownership rights for innumerable inventions made with the assistance of federal funding, as well as the procedures and agreements that...
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