Notice Regarding 2018 Bayh-Dole Act Final Rule - Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions

Monday, November 5, 2018Effective October 1, 2018, NIH will implement the new final regulations of the Bayh-Dole Act.  The new regulations will apply to all NIH new (including renewals) and continuation awards beginning on or after October 1, 2018. The Bayh-Dole Act permits funding to retain ownership of the inventions made under federally funded research grants or contract programs, while also giving the government a license to practice the Subject Invention. See NOT-OD-18-233.