Since its passage, the Bayh-Dole Act has bolstered US economic output by up to $1.7 trillion, supported 5.9 million jobs and helped lead to more than 14,000 spinouts.

The death of Bob Dole, a Republican senator and US presidential candidate, aged 98 has seen university tech transfer experts reflect on the importance of one of his signature pieces of legislation, the Bayh Dole Act. Tom Hockaday, former head of technology transfer activities at the University of Oxford for ten years from 2006 to…

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James Mawson

James Mawson is founder and chief executive of Global Venturing.