Posts Tagged: Joe Allen


The Washington Post Misses the Mark on March-In Rights

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently indicated in its "Return on Investment Initiative draft green paper" that it would issue regulations effectively ending attempts to …
By Joseph Allen
1 month ago 2

Special Interests are Watching Academic Tech Transfer

The original motivation for the Bayh-Dole Act was to encourage the commercialization of academic innovation so that new technologies could be available for the benefit of all. …
By Nikki Borman
2 months ago 0

Fine Tuning the Trump Administration’s ROI Initiative

The Trump Administration's Return on Investment (ROI) Initiative, which is geared toward increasing the American taxpayer's benefits from federally-supported R&D, is potentially a big step forward. …
By Joseph Allen
4 months ago 0

Is NIST Listening? Bayh-Dole is a Model for Federal Tech Transfer Improvement 

It would be a tragic mistake to blame federal tech transfer underperformance on Bayh-Dole. Bayh-Dole needs no amending. Bayh-Dole demonstrates how secure patent rights are the lynchpin …
By James Edwards
7 months ago 0

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 years 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 years ago 23