Tech Transfer Roundup: Inside The Law That Transformed The Research Landscape
The Bayh-Dole act of 1980 facilitated deal-making between private-sector firms and research institutions, largely seeding the US biotech industry. Plus, an overview of the latest tech transfer deals.
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