Bayh-Dole @ 30: Mapping the Future of University Patenting

Date(s) of Conference:

April 29-30, 2011


UC Davis
King Hall School of Law


For the last thirty years, the Bayh-Dole Act has framed the relationship between US universities ad industry, promoting the flow of publicly-funded research toward private-sector development. In doing so it has also fostered, or at least epitomized, the university’s turn to intensive intellectual property production, protection, and licensing. It has been both hailed as a much-needed modernization of ivory tower culture and attacked for its corrupting effects on the university’s commitment to open knowledge. Our conference moves beyond predictable ideological pronouncements to discuss the complex empirical evidence about the success and shortcomings of Bayh-Dole, and the equally complex challenge of how to define “success” and “shortcoming” in the context of the university’s mission.

Contact Information:

Charles Adelsheim


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