March-In Rights for Federally Funded Inventions: A Primer

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Bayh-Dole’s “march-in” provision—which allows the government to mandate the relicensing of federally-funded innovations in limited circumstances—is often subject to misinterpretation. For nearly 20 years, critics have claimed that Bayh-Dole’s march-in right can be used as a price-setting mechanism—rather than a tool meant to ensure that private companies make good faith efforts to commercialize federally-funded inventions.

Please join ITIF and the Bayh-Dole Coalition for a video webinar that will clarify the provision’s intent and explain once and for all how Bayh-Dole’s march-in right can and cannot be used. Speakers will detail how misusing march-in rights as a price-setting mechanism would eliminate research, development, and investment incentives across the technology transfer, venture capital, and life sciences industries.

03/25/2021 13:0003/25/2021 14:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: March-In Rights for Federally Funded Inventions: A PrimerWebinarMore information:
Joseph P. Allen
Former President
National Technology Transfer Center
Lou Berneman
Founding Partner Emeritus
Osage University Partners
Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Kathy Ku
Chief Licensing Advisor
Wilson Sonsini
Wendy Streitz
Council on Government Relations
Gillian Fenton
President and Chair of the Board
Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada