Intellectual Property

The Bayh-Dole Act: A Guide to the Law and Implementing Regulations (October 2021 Update)

Originally published in 1999, and updated October 2021:

Version 2.0 (October 2021 Update)



COGR would like to thank the Research Security & Intellectual Property Management Committee  (RSIP), and in particular, Michael Moore from Augusta University, for contributing to the update of this paper, originally published in October 1999 by the then-titled Technology Transfer and Research Ethics Committee (TTRE).


A Tutorial on Technology Transfer in U.S. Colleges and Universities (Updated October 2021)

Released October 1, 2021

COGR Submits Joint Comments with AUTM and Bayh-Dole Coalition to DOE on Exceptional Circumstances Determination

Posted August 25, 2021

COGR, AAU, and APLU Submit Letter to DOE on Order 142.3B

Posted July 12, 2021

Joint Association Comments on NIST NPRM Proposed Changes to Part 401 and 404

Posted April 5, 2021

Proposed Pledges and Statements of Principles in Regard to IP Rights and Technology Licensing Related to COVID-19

Posted April 21, 2020

COGR Submits Joint Association Comment Letter to NIST on iEdison RFI

Posted January 24, 2020

Joint Association Letter to NIST on Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information SP800-171B

Posted August 2, 2019

Joint Comments to USPTO on 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

Posted March 8, 2019

Joint Association Comments on Draft ROI Green Paper

Posted January 9 ,2019

Joint Association Memo Requesting Extension from BIS

Posted December 4, 2018

Higher Education Associations RFI Response: Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes

Posted  7/27/18

COGR Submits Letter to DOD on Security Requirements

Posted 5/29/18

University Associations Support Bi Partisan Stronger Patents Act

Posted 3/23/18

Joint Comment Letter to DoEd on Open Licensing

Posted 9/19/17

Joint Association Letter Submitted to FDA on Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Cosmetic Act

Posted 9/8/17

Joint Comment Letter with AAU, AAMC, APLU & AUTM to NIST Regarding Bayh-Dole NPRM

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21 Questions About University Technology Transfer

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Rights In and Responsibilities for Technical Data and Computer Software Under Federal Awards

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University-Industry Relations brochure

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COGR's Contracts and Intellectual Property Committee has finished its web-based paper on the CREATE (Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement) Act, entitled "...A Guide for Academic Research Institutions."

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Click here to view slide presentation at AUTM conference, March 2007.

COGR comments to NIH on the proposed policy for sharing of data obtained in NIH supported or conducted Genome-Wide Association studies

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Materials Transfer in Academia

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Letter from National Security Advisor to CSIS

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Technology Transfer in U.S. Research Universities: Dispelling Common Myths

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University Technology Transfer: Evolution and Revolutions

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The Bayh Dole Act

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