Historical Context of U.S. Bayh-Dole Act: Implications for Indian Government Funded Research Patent Policy

STEM Newsletter, Hyderabad, INDIA, July 2008

6 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last revised: 13 Mar 2013

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Sean M. O'Connor

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: September 8, 2008

Abstract

While the broad outline of the rationale for the U.S. Bayh-Dole Act is generally well known, the details of the Act's predecessors are shrouded in myth. Policy debates over both these early systems and Bayh Dole are of great import to policymakers in India as they contemplate similar legislation. The author argues that the more nuanced ownership policy of the Kennedy Administration in the 1960s may be more appropriate than the bright line ownership policy embedded in Bayh Dole.

Keywords: Bayh-Dole, tech transfer, government funded research, patents, IP, India, U.S.

Suggested Citation

O'Connor, Sean M., Historical Context of U.S. Bayh-Dole Act: Implications for Indian Government Funded Research Patent Policy (September 8, 2008). STEM Newsletter, Hyderabad, INDIA, July 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1265343

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