Report

How the Bayh-Dole Act Drove U.S. Leadership in Sciences

PhRMA July 12, 2016

The University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (commonly referred to as “Bayh-Dole”) created the uniform framework that facilitates orderly and efficient technology transfer from universities and other institutions receiving government research funding to the private sector. Bayh-Dole allows universities and other institutions to own title to the patents arising directly from their research activities.