American Bar Association
Section of Intellectual Property Law: University Intellectual Property Law

Section of Intellectual Property Law:
University Intellectual Property Law

Message From The Chair

Welcome. This will be a very active year for the University Intellectual Property Law Committee. Both I and the Vice-Chair, Shubha Ghosh, have a number of projects which we will communicate through this website. These will include ideas relating to possible articles, reports, resolutions and updates on Federal policies affecting university technology transfer, University collaborations and industry sponsored research, copyright fair use, and related topics. If you have any ideas on potential areas of interest for the Committee, please do not hesitate to let myself or Professor Ghosh know. We will be meeting monthly as a Committee on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Please join us for those calls. Liz

Scope of Committee

Facilitation of the development and use of intellectual property law by Universities and review and assessment of the impact of Government policies, legislation and regulations on the ability of Universities to engage in the transfer of technology including:

(1) ownership of inventions and patents resulting from federally supported research;

(2) ownership of rights in works of authorship, data and software generated with Federal funding;

(3) restrictions on Federal funding affecting the retention and distribution of income derived through the technology transfer function;

(4) restrictions and/or mandates on the dissemination of the tangible products of research, data, reports and other forms of intellectual property generated with Federal funding;

(5) changes in Federal agency policies or responsibilities affecting university-government relationships;

(6) University - Government - private sector relationships affected by changes in the intellectual property laws or through other legislation;

(7) University digitization and dissemination efforts;

(8) University use of third party intellectual property.

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Chair:  Elizabeth Delgado Rodriguez

Vice-Chair:  Shubha Ghosh

Committee Roster 

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
Game Over: Game Changing Impact of PTAB on NPEs
April 3, 2014
8:30 – 10:00 p.m. EST
29th Annual IPL Spring Meeting
Arlington, Virginia
Eldora Ellison, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Scott McKeown, Oblon Spivak
Section Events
April 18, 2014
Charles River Associates
Format: Live/In-Person

April 22, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Legislation, Reports, and Cases of Interest

NAS, Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest (Summary)
Ohio State v. Thomas (S.D. Ohio) (8/27/2010) (use of university trademarks on news website)

Other Links

Stanford v. Roche (Fed. Cir.)
GAO Report on Patent Infringement Litigation Aug 2013

Sites of Interest

Association of University Technology Managers (Articles on Bayh-Dole)
Council On Governmental Relations - IP Publications
Association of American Universities

News of Interest

Below are links to items of interest to the Committee

Listserves (help)

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Additional Background

Does requiring free online access to articles resulting from federally funded research violate the Copyright Act or treaty obligations?

Modified by Elizabeth Delgado Rodriguez on April 2, 2014

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