Bayh-Dole Act: Regulations Impacting Ownership of Patent Rights

According to the Bayh-Dole Act, funding received under a federal grant needs to be reported (37 CFR 401) to the granting agency and disclosed in the patent.  The act also states that although the individual or institution may retain rights to the technology and patent, the federal government retains what’s known as “march-in rights” and is free to utilize the patented technology without cost.  Arrowhead IP/Tech Commercialization will handle these issues for you so that grant funding is not jeopardized.

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