Staffer who helped craft Bayh-Dole Act cautions about ideas to change it

Intellectual PropertyA former Congressional staffer who helped craft the Bayh-Dole Act is concerned about periodic initiatives to undermine the law that established a new base for technology commercialization.  In this article, Joseph Allen writes that “policy makers should place a heavy burden of proof on those wanting to alter the Bayh-Dole system which decentralized the management of publicly funded inventions to the institutions creating them while providing incentives for their development.”

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