Mercedes Meyer Joins IPO Panel: Biden Administration’s Proposed March-in Framework

Mercedes Meyer will participate as a panelist in an IPO Live Webinar on Thursday, January 25, at noon CST to discuss the Biden Administration’s new guidance for exercising march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act.

Under the Bayh-Dole Act, universities and other contracting organizations are given rights to intellectual property generated from federally funded research and enabled to license these inventions to private sector partners who can commercialize them. It includes a “march-in” provision that permits the government to require the patent holder to grant additional licenses to the patented technology. The new guidance includes “reasonableness of the price and other terms at which the product is made available” as a factor agencies can consider.

Mercedes and her co-panelists will discuss the guidelines and explore the potential consequences of the proposal. You can learn more and register for the webinar by clicking here.

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