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Patent Reform

New Coalition Launches to Celebrate and Protect the Bayh-Dole Act

WASHINGTON (February 19) – Today, a diverse group of research and scientific organizations, as well as those directly involved in commercializing new products, launched Bayh-Dole 40, a coalition that will celebrate and protect the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980, better known as the “Bayh-Dole Act.” The Bayh-Dole Act has empowered universities, small businesses, and nonprofits that have received federal grants to retain ownership of any patented inventions …Read More

Innovation Alliance Statement on Introduction of the Bipartisan STRONGER Patents Act of 2017

For Immediate Release June 21, 2017 Contact: Kat Maramba, (202) 827-9678 kathrina@blueenginemedia.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – Innovation Alliance Executive Director Brian Pomper today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the bipartisan Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2017 by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Cotton (R-AR): “The Innovation Alliance commends Senators Coons and Cotton for introducing the …Read More

STC Board of Directors Join Research Universities and Businesses in Voicing Concern Over Latest Patent Legislation

Albuquerque, NM – March 12, 2015 The STC Board of Directors recently joined U.S. research universities and business groups in stating its concern to the New Mexico congressional delegation and the U.S. House and Senate judiciary committee chairs over pending patent legislation. See STC Chair Sandra Begay-Campbell’s op-ed piece, “Bill would weaken patent system,” from the March 9 edition of the Albuquerque Journal, reprinted below. Bill would weaken patent system …Read More

Proposed TROL Act Harmful to University and Lab Technology Transfer

Albuquerque, NM – August 11, 2014 The latest in so called proposed “patent reform” legislation will make it harder for research institutions and start-ups to protect their technologies from infringers. See Dan Mayfield’s August 8 article, “TROL Act Could Spell Big Trouble for Some in NM,” from Albuquerque Business First at http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2014/08/08/trol-act-could-spell-big-trouble-for-some-in.html. Source: Albuquerque Business First For more information, contact: Dan Mayfield (505) 348-8308 dmayfield@bizjournals.com