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Bayh-Dole Regulations for Federally Funded Inventions

Banner image showing for Former Senators Birch Bayh and Bob Dole and the text 1980 Bayh-Dole Act
Credit: Dole Photograph Collection, University of Kansas

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

As part of the Return of Investment Initiative, NIST is requesting feedback on proposed changes to regulations that support the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980, commonly known as the “Bayh-Dole Act". A notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2021 seeking public comments on the revised regulations. Comments are due no later than April 5, 2021 and should be submitted via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, identified by docket identification (ID) number: 201207-0327.

Public Meeting

NIST will hold a public webinar during the comment period. Details will be updated on this page shortly.


Created August 7, 2018, Updated January 4, 2021