The Bayh-Dole Act definition of “practical application”

  1. 35 U.S.C. § 203(a)(1) concerns actions to achieve practical application.
  2. 35 U.S.C. § 203(a)(2) is when “action is necessary to alleviate health or safety needs that are not reasonably satisfied by the contractor, assigneee, or their licensees.”
  3. 35 U.S.C. § 203(a)(3)is when action is “necessary to meet requirements for public use”.
  4. 35 U.S.C. § 203(a)(4) concerns a failure to comply with requirements for U.S. manufacturing of products.

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James Love

James Love

Director, Knowledge Ecology International, an NGO working on knowledge governance