| ||The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 put in place a system that gave universities significant control over intellectual property associated with the results of federally funded research at their institutions. Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest finds that this system has been more effective than the pre-1980 system in making research advances available to the public and spurring innovation. The report suggests that the system may be improved by university leaders who articulate a clear mission for intellectual property management that stresses a responsibility to disseminate technologies for the public good and does not predicate licensing on the goal of raising significant revenue for the university. The report recommends that universities consider additional ways to engage faculty in commercializing their inventions and concludes that the Bayh-Dole framework and related intellectual property considerations have not seriously undermined academic norms of uninhibited inquiry.|
A committee under the auspices of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) and the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (CSTL) conducted a consensus study distilling from research, experience, surveys, and discussions since the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 lessons for the acquisition, licensing, defense, and sale of intellectual property (IP) arising from publicly and privately sponsored research at U.S. academic institutions. The project commissioned papers synthesizing existing research, commissioned original data collection, held a national conference, evaluated the various objectives of technology transfer, and recommended best practices for research institutions and research sponsors. The study's recommendations took into account significant differences in the role of IP in different fields of technology, differences in the constraints on and resources of universities, the objectives of different research sponsors, and differences among potential commercial licensees of university-owned IP. The incentives that influence the behavior of the researchers, administrators, and public policy makers were examined and related to public goods.
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June 1-2, 2009
Meeting closed in its entirety
February 17-18, 2009
* Edward Roberts and Charles Eesley: Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT
* Andrew Chien: Reinventing Industry-University Relations
* Richard Kordal: AUTM 2007 Survey
November 20-21, 2008
From Concept to Application: Managing the Transfer of Academic Research Results - A Workshop
August 28-29, 2008
* Susan Butts: An Industry Perspective on Technology Transfer and Dow Study of IP Terms
* Mark Allen: Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)
* Marvin Parnes: University Role and Strategy in Regional Economic Development: The View from the University of Michigan
* John Parks: The Role of the University in Economic Development
* John Fjeld: The Challenges of Creating New Ventures to Commercialize University Technologies
* Paul Gottlieb: Management of University Intellectual Property: Department of Energy Policies, Practices, and Experiences
* Linda Katehi: Driving Economic Development: The Role of the Public Research University
* A. Stephen Dahms: New Perspectives on Managing University Intellectual Property: New Modes of Capitalization and Catalysis to Move University Scientific and Technological Research to Commercial Success
* Robert Lodder: Commercializing University Results
June 30-July 1, 2008
* John Raubitschek: Bayh-Dole Act: Rights and Responsibilities
* Bob Hardy: Council on Governmental Relations
* Wes Cohen: Management of University IP and Social Welfare: Brief Research Overview
* Richard Johnson and William Zerhouni: U.S. Patent Law: A Changing Landscape
* Louis Masi: IBM Global University Programs
* Erik Iverson: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
* Wendy Streitz: Intellectual Property in an Academic Research Context
The Committee on the Management of the University Intellectual Property released its report, Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest, at a public briefing on October 4, 2010.
Mark S. Wrighton, Chair, Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Mark C. Fishman, Vice Chair, President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Craig A. Alexander, Vice President and General Counsel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Margo A. Bagley, Professor of Law, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Wendy H. Baldwin, Director, Program on Poverty, Gender, and Youth, Population Council
Alan B. Bennett, Executive Director, Public Intellectual Property Resource, Associate Dean, University of California, Davis
Wesley M. Cohen, Frederick C. Joerg Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Economics, and Management Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Robert Cook-Deegan, Director, Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP), Duke University
Mark S. Kamlet, Provost and Senior Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University
Greg Kisor, Vice President and Portfolio Architect, Intellectual Ventures
David Korn, Vice Provost for Research, Harvard University
Katharine Ku, Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
Edward D. Lazowska, Bill and Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
Marshall C. Phelps, Jr., Corporate Vice President, Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
Dorothy K. Robinson, Vice President and General Counsel, Yale University
N. Darius Sankey, Managing Director, Zone Ventures
Jerry G. Thursby, Professor of Strategic Management & Ernest Scheller, Jr. Chair, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jennifer L. West, Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and Department Chair, Rice University
This project is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Robertson Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, FasterCures Center, Milken Institute, HighQ Foundation, Myelin Repair Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and an anonymous foundation.
Stephen A. Merrill, Ph.D.
Director, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
Anne-Marie Mazza, Ph.D.
Director, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Guruprasad Madhavan, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Steven Kendall, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Program Associate, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy