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

This letter sets forth comments to the Dept. of Energy from COGR, Association of American Universities (AAU), and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) regarding the application of DOE Order 142.3B and the removal of the  limited screening exemption for U.S. universities

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

Posted April 5, 2021

This letter provides association comments regarding changes proposed to Part 401 Rights to Inventions Made by Nonprofit Organizations and Small Business Firms Under Government Grants Contracts and Cooperative Agreements.

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

This letter sets forth joint association comments expressing questions and concerns about how sponsoring agencies will apply the enhanced requirements of NIST SP 800-171B.

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

This letter contains a joint association request for an extension to provide comments in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on the “Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies published by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Federal Register on November 19, 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

This letter contains COGR's comments seeking DOD clarification that SSPs and NIST compliance is not required in contracts or subcontracts involving solely the performance of fundamental research, and/or research not involving any covered defense information or other types of controlled unclassified information.

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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This is a copy of a letter from Dr. Rice, National Security Advisor to the President in response to a letter from COGR on the Future of Technology and Public Policy regarding export controls and fundamental research.

Technology Transfer in U.S. Research Universities: Dispelling Common Myths (V.1, 2000) - ARCHIVED

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University Technology Transfer: Evolution and Revolutions

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The Bayh Dole Act

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