How the Bayh-Dole Act Drove U.S. Leadership in Sciences

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The University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (commonly referred to as “Bayh-Dole”) created the uniform framework that facilitates orderly and efficient technology transfer from universities and other institutions receiving government research funding to the private sector. Bayh-Dole allows universities and other institutions to own title to the patents arising directly from their research activities.

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