Office of Research Administration

Compliance → Technology Transfer

 

Bayh-Dole Act

Enacted in 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act (PL 96-517, Patent and Trademark Act Amendments of 1980) created a uniform policy for federal granting agencies to follow in handling inventions based on federally funded research programs. The Bayh-Dole Act was instrumental in encouraging universities to participate in technology transfer activities.

Major provisions of the Act include:

Title 37 - Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights (Code of Federal Regulations)