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Perspectives: Trends and Topics in Not-For-Profit Management - May 2015

In this Issue: - Not-for-Profit Spotlight - IP and IT Procurement for Not-for-Profit Organizations - Starting Off Right: Recruiting, Training and Retaining Fundraising Staff - Guidance Released...more

Starting a Kentucky Business Task List

List of legal and practical steps most entrepreneurs face in starting a business in Kentucky...more

Legal Risks in Nonprofit Social Media Use

Social media has become an invaluable tool for advancing nonprofit causes. But most nonprofits are unaware of the many potential legal traps in the online world. Below are some tips on avoiding legal troubles in social media...more

Be careful with your agreements: Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically confer ownership of inventions from inventors to...

Court holds Bayh-Dole Act simply assures that contractors may keep title to what they already have The Supreme Court recently held in Stanford v. Roche that the Bayh-Dole Act (also known as the University and Small...more

Recent Supreme Court Decision May Affect Federally Funded Research

The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered an important issue under the Bayh-Dole Act in Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. The Act, passed by Congress in 1980, is intended...more

U.S. Supreme Court Issues a Trio of Patent Opinions

The Supreme Court has handed down three opinions that relate to patent issues. In Global-Tech v. SEB, ____ U.S. ____ (2011), the Court issued a new standard for establishing inducement of infringement; in Stanford v. Roche,...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Bayh-Dole Act Does Not Automatically Vest Title In Patents To Government Contractors From Inventors...

On Monday, June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (Stanford v. Roche). In a majority decision1 authored by...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds the Bayh-Dole Act Only Lets Employers Keep What They Already Have

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (the Bayh-Dole Act), which allocates rights in a federally-funded invention between the federal government...more

Supreme Court: Bayh-Dole Act Does Not Eclipse Inventor's Rights

On June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (a/k/a the Bayh-Dole Act)1 does not displace the centuries-old maxim that "rights in an invention belong to the...more

Stanford V. Roche: Bayh-Dole Does Not Automatically Vest Title to Federally Funded Inventions in Federal Contractors

On June 6, 2011, in a 7-2 affirmance, the Supreme Court held that the Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically vest title to federally funded inventions in federal contractors or authorize contractors to unilaterally take title...more

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