Posts Tagged: Joe Allen


When Universities Patent Their Research

A few months ago, a judge ordered Apple to pay the University of Wisconsin $506 million for infringing one of its tech patents. Last year, Carnegie-Mellon University won $750 …
By Adam Hayes
2 days ago 3

If patent reform goes wrong

A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 3

NIH Gets It Right: Bayh-Dole is not for Price Controls

The National Institutes of Health recently made its long anticipated ruling on a petition seeking to use the “march in” provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act as a …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 1

A Reply to the New England Journal of Medicine

The Bayh-Dole Act was passed because Congress was rightly concerned that potential benefits from billions of dollars of federally funded research were lying dormant on the shelves …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 13

Reforming the Federal R&D System

There’s nothing in the world like the U.S. public research system which is on the cutting edge of every field of science. However, to fully …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 1

High Noon for Bayh-Dole

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked NIH in a July 12 letter to force compulsory licensing of Myriad’s BRCA breast and ovarian cancer genetic test …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 3

Integrating the Federal R&D System into the Economy

We have made significant strides over the past 30 years through laws like the Bayh-Dole Act, the Federal Technology Transfer Act, and supporting Executive Orders leading to the …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 1

Being Green: Bayh-Dole Makes Every Day Earth Day

Normally when we discuss the impact of the Bayh-Dole Act, allowing universities and small companies to commercialize inventions made with federal support, we focus on the life …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 5

Jeopardizing U.S. Drug Development

Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR) is a man with an idea for lowering health care costs. Unfortunately, it’s an idea which proved disastrous the last time …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 3

Time to Take a Stand

If you’re paying attention at all, you must have noticed that there are forces out there who just don’t like what you do. Some say …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 6

Bowman v. Monsanto: Striking at the Roots of Innovation

Bowman v Monsanto involves a farmer who figured out how to get Monsanto’s patented seeds cheaper from a grain elevator than from the company. I won’…
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 23

Gene Patents: Getting Beyond Witch Trials

The USPTO Roundtable on genetic testing exposed claims that have driven the debate so far to a rare scrutiny.  Perhaps the bonfires being prepared for the accused …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 1

Taking Directions from the Lost

The report ignores actual practice. Universities rarely have multiple companies fighting to license their inventions. They’re lucky to find one. The rule of thumb is that …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 8

Plucking the Golden Goose Won’t Help Patients

Several public interest groups recently filed a march in petition under the Bayh-Dole Act asking NIH to force Abbott Laboratories to license its competitors for the production …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 5

Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2012

It is that time of the year where we all start to look ahead to the new year, perhaps making some New Year resolutions that are sure …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5