On June 26, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter  addressed to the Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete a report by the end of this year on barriers faced by universities and private businesses under invention reporting requirements mandated by the Bayh-Dole Act. This letter is the latest effort by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate IP Subcommittee to reduce commercialization barriers for inventions developed with federal funding as the Biden Administration continues to contemplate the use of march-in rights to force non-exclusive licensing agreements for those same inventions.

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