Bayh-Dole Act Turned On Its Head?

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980, more commonly known as the Bayh-Dole Act, does not automatically vest title to federally funded inventions with federal contractors covered by the act.[1] This holding may come as a shock to some, including the U.S. government, which argued in an amicus brief that the court’s holding will turn “the Act’s framework on its head.”[2]

At the very least, the court’s holding requires federal contractors to review their current policies...
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