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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) (PDF 2.27MB)