For a general timeline of the Bayh-Dole Act, see this page. 1999. September 3. Ralph Nader, James Love, and Robert Weissman requests the NIH Director Harold Varmus, M.D., to use royalty-free rights and give the WHO access to several U.S. government… Continue Reading
For a general timeline of the Bayh-Dole Act, see this page. 1980. December 12. The Bayh-Dole Act was enacted into law as part of Public Law 96-517, including Section 203 that provide march-in rights. 1984. November 8. The Bayh-Dole statute was… Continue Reading
Bayh-Dole cases involving royalty free or march-in rights 1997 Cellpro case This was a strong case involving two competing medical devices, both invented on NIH grants, and a bad ending. The NIH rejection of the Cellpro march-in request led to… Continue Reading
Pages on the 2012-2013 NIH Request November 1, 2013. NIH rejects March-In petition, also rejects proposed rules on pricing of and access to government funded inventions. October 15, 2013. 15 frequently asked questions about the 2012 ritonavir March-In petition October… Continue Reading
We have several pages related specifically to the U.S. Bayh-Dole Act here. KEI efforts to address pricing and other public interest issues in more than 30 different NIH licensing cases, involving both patents and data rights, are here: http://keionline.org/nih-licenses KEI… Continue Reading
The 1980 Bayh-Dole Act is named after two former US Senators, Birch Bayh and Bob Dole. In 2002 both claimed the Bayh-Dole Act march-in provisions were not intended to address cases where prices for inventions are unreasonable, and Senator Bayh repeated this view during a 2004 march-in case involving Abbott patents on ritonavir.
Among the provisions of the Act that suggest otherwise are the following:
Prices for Abbott’s Norvir (generic name Ritonavir) as a Standalone Product in 2010 KEI Research Note 2010:4 August 12, 2010 Anne Mira Guha Prices for Abbott’s Norvir (generic name Ritonavir) as a Standalone Product in 2010 1. Introduction Ritonavir is… Continue Reading