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Accountability in patenting of federally funded research.

Rai AK, Sampat BN - Nat. Biotechnol. (2012)

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Affiliation: Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, USA. rai@law.duke.edu

ABSTRACT

New data indicates substantial under-reporting of the existence of federal funding in academic biomedical patents issued since the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act.

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Share of academic biomedical patents with government interest statements
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Figure 1: Share of academic biomedical patents with government interest statements

Mentions: Overall, 43% of these patents had government interest statements. As Figure 1 shows, this share has shifted substantially over time, rising from 30% to 40% in the early 1980s before reaching a nadir of 28% around 1991. Since 1991, the percentage has gone up steadily, reaching 53% in 2006. By contrast, the federal share of total biomedical funding decreased somewhat in both the early 1980s and the mid to late 1990s (Fig. 2). Thus, reporting trends are unlikely to reflect changes in the composition of research funding. Moreover, because about 60% of academic biomedical research was federally funded in the period between 1980 and 2007 (Fig. 2) the overall 43% incidence of government interest statements provides prima facie evidence of under-disclosure.


Accountability in patenting of federally funded research.

Rai AK, Sampat BN - Nat. Biotechnol. (2012)

Share of academic biomedical patents with government interest statements
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3753070&req=5

Figure 1: Share of academic biomedical patents with government interest statements
Mentions: Overall, 43% of these patents had government interest statements. As Figure 1 shows, this share has shifted substantially over time, rising from 30% to 40% in the early 1980s before reaching a nadir of 28% around 1991. Since 1991, the percentage has gone up steadily, reaching 53% in 2006. By contrast, the federal share of total biomedical funding decreased somewhat in both the early 1980s and the mid to late 1990s (Fig. 2). Thus, reporting trends are unlikely to reflect changes in the composition of research funding. Moreover, because about 60% of academic biomedical research was federally funded in the period between 1980 and 2007 (Fig. 2) the overall 43% incidence of government interest statements provides prima facie evidence of under-disclosure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, USA. rai@law.duke.edu

ABSTRACT

New data indicates substantial under-reporting of the existence of federal funding in academic biomedical patents issued since the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act.

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