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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Yesterday's drew mainstream press attention to inequities of the Bayh-Dole Act. This is not directly related to open access, but the principles to which critics appeal are among those to which open-access proponents appeal. Quoting Michael Davis, law professor at Cleveland State University: "It's an embarrassment [that universities are allowed to profit from patents arising from government-funded research]....The government paid for all of the research and development. Taxpayers are essentially paying twice."