Intellectual Property: An In-Depth Look at Bayh-Dole and Reporting Requirements (Intermediate – Advanced)

Note: You may register for this 1/2 day workshop without attending the 2-day NIH Regional Seminar.  This optional, pre-seminar workshop takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Cost:  $55

Level:  Intermediate – Advanced

What to Expect:

“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” – Thomas Edison

Now that you have an NIH funded invention, how do you comply with NIH policies and the Bayh-Dole Act while shepherding your invention to success? This is four-hour workshop for intermediate-advanced Grants Management, Sponsored Program, or Technology Transfer Professionals is designed to give participants a demonstration of Interagency Edison. To educate participants about compliance requirements, NIH faculty will provide a demonstrative walk through of the iEdison process from creating an iEdison account and disclosing inventions to reporting patent applications and patents to requesting waivers & submitting utilization reports and final invention statements. This workshop will also provide participants with an update regarding changes to the Bayh-Dole Act and an opportunity to participate in case studies and ask questions to NIH faculty.

Target Audience:

This four hour intellectual property workshop is intended for Grants Management, Sponsored Program, or Technology Transfer Professionals who have a basic understanding of intellectual property, intellectual property rights and responsibilities, the Bayh-Dole Act, and Inventions & Reporting via iEdison.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • understand the purpose and need for proper administration of the Patent Rights Clause in Grants (and, as applicable, other types of funding) by Grantees and why iEdison is used for this purpose;
  • be able to perform Invention, Patent, and Utilization reporting duties;
  • understand the purpose of the required documents and certifications related to inventions that arise during the administration of a Grant (e.g., Inventions questions during a non-competing renewal or HHS-568 closeout of an Award);
  • be able to link iEdison records (EIRs and Patents) to one another and when to do so to properly reflect the structure of the Federally-funded EIR;
  • understand how to report EIRs funded by multiple Federal Awards;
  • understand how to flow-down related terms in R&D subcontracts (regardless of whether the prime award is a Contract or Grant, etc.); and
  • understand when an invention that needs to be reported exists and when and which personnel are able/expected to perform such duties at the Recipient Institution.


NIH Presenters: Scott Cooper, Mary Fran Deutsch, Ann Hammersla, and Carolyn Mosby  (All presenters are from the NIH Division of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources)


Location: Date: October 25, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Scarlett Gibb Joe Schumaker