Celebrating 40 Years of Bayh-Dole

Celebrating 40 Years of the Bayh-Dole Act

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1:00 PM − 2:30 PM ET


Please join Bayh-Dole 40 Executive Director Joe Allen, former Senator Bob Dole, and son of the late Senator Birch Bayh, Chris Bayh, to celebrate 40 years of the Bayh-Dole Act. To commemorate this anniversary, Bayh-Dole 40, in partnership with IP Watchdog, is hosting a video webinar to celebrate the legislation’s benefits to America’s innovation system and economy.

Featured speakers include:

  • Joseph Allen, Executive Director of Bayh-Dole 40
  • Sen. Robert Dole, former Senate Majority Leader and co-author of the Bayh-Dole Act
  • Chris Bayh, Attorney and son of Senator Birch Bayh
  • Walter Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Kevin Walters, Strategic Research Coordinator, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
  • Niels Reimers, Founder and Former Executive Director of the Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing
  • Kathy Ku, Former Executive Director, Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing
  • Steve Susalka, CEO of AUTM
  • Carol Mimura, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances, University of California, U.C. Berkeley
  • Betsy de Parry, Patient advocate
  • John Preston, Founder and Former Director, MIT Technology Licensing Office
  • Steve Azevedo, Retired researcher and project engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Gene Quinn, Patent attorney and Founder of IP Watchdog