Sunday, November 09, 2008

Federal employees as inventors

As noted on IPBiz, there seemed to be a patent angle beneath the Ivins anthrax mess. [
Patent angle at bottom of anthrax scare?

IPBiz separately noted the varying rules on federal employees obtaining patent rights, including the
story of the Civil War era Sibley tent.

See also Recent Trends in Support for Biomedical Research and Development by ENRIQUETA C. BOND AND SIMON GLYNN.

[page 33: fees and royalties to be shared with the federal employee/inventor, the remainder to be retained by the laboratory for technology transfer (Chen, 1993; IOM, 1989). ]


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