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Dr. Gerald Barnett is a recognized thought leader in the arena of intellectual property management and technology transfer. With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Barnett's inspiration remains motivated by the talented researchers in universities, industry and government, whose dedicated work remains focused on making a difference in the world.

Over the last several years, Dr. Barnett has challenged current university policies and practices that were put in place over thirty years ago due to the Bayh-Dole Act. He believes that this legislation has limited innovation, collaboration and competition in American universities.

IP Advocate is delighted to have Dr. Barnett's in-depth perspective on a subject so important to its readers.

Read More about how the Bayh-Dole Act could affect your intellectual property rights


Congress officially passed the America Invents Act on September 8, 2011. This much anticipated legislation represents sweeping changes made for the first time in over a half-century that will impact the future of intellectual property, university research and independent inventor rights. IP Advocate opposed many of its provisions. However, we are now focused on educating faculty and student researchers on its new policies and procedures so you can protect your intellectual property today. We have devoted a special section that chronicles the Road to Patent Reform that features expert commentary, news and resources to keep our community informed.

Read Patent Reform to learn about the American Invents Act

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