KEI Comment to NIST on the Bayh-Dole Letter to the Washington Post and the Legislative History of the Act

KEI submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a Request for Information regarding the “Draft Interagency Guidance Framework for Considering the Exercise of March-In Rights” (88 FR 85593) regarding the 2002 Bob Dole and Birch Bayh letter to the editor of the Washington Post and the context of the historical legislative proposals.

KEI’s comments review the Bayh/Dole letter to the editor, the Peter Arno and Michael Davis letter that it was in response to, and the original draft language of the legislative proposals that would become the Bayh-Dole Act.

A PDF of the full comments is available here: KEI-Comments-NIST-Practical-Application-in-Competing-Bills-6Feb2024

Note: NIST’s RFI follows a nearly year-long interagency review of the march-in guidance, which was announced in tandem with the NIH’s rejection of the Xtandi march-in petition in March 2023. KEI submitted a series of comments on several different important topics for NIST to consider as they finalize the guidance.