The Inherent Incongruities of University Patent Enforcement

The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 allows small businesses and non-profit organizations such as universities to retain ownership of inventions made with federal funding and profit through the licensing of patents.[1] Since then, universities have been a powerhouse in research and innovation in the United States, with total expenditures in R&D reaching over $75 billion in 2018.[2] Despite these significant investments, many universities face unique difficulties in capitalizing on their patents to generate revenue. Concerns over Continue Reading →