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Breaking the Law That Led to 7,739 Patents and 1,000 Startups in 2022 Alone

The Biden administration is out to break the law. It’s proposed a framework for federal agencies to impose “march-in” rights on patented inventions that stem from federally funded research.

Draft interagency guidance pushes novel policy—basing march-in on the price of a product related to a university’s or small business’s patent tied to federal research dollars. Nothing in the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 authorizes such a consideration.


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