Is Bayh-Dole good for developing countries? Lessons from the US experience

PLoS Biol. 2008 Oct 28;6(10):e262. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060262.


The US Bayh-Dole Act encourages university patenting of inventions arising from publicly funded research. Lessons from three decades of US experience serve as a cautionary tale for those countries that may choose to emulate Bayh-Dole.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries*
  • Financing, Government / economics
  • Financing, Government / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Intellectual Property*
  • Patents as Topic / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Research Support as Topic / economics
  • Technology Transfer
  • United States