—The activities and performance of university
patenting and licensing are studied to gauge the effectiveness of
the Bayh-Dole Act, which is the most influential pieces of US
legislation on university technology transfer. Based on the raw
data from five different sources, the annual numbers of the
patents granted, the licenses signed, and the startup companies
launched are analyzed. The correlation evaluations are
performed for all data presented to quantify the trends at
different time periods. It is found that the patenting and
licensing activities in US universities slow down greatly after
2000 and remain actually flat until 2010, while the associate
activities from 2010 to 2012 are active and strong again to the
level in the period before 2000 and after the enactment of the
Act. Some explanations on the differences found in the different
data sources and different time periods are provided.
—Bayh-Dole Act, commercialization, innovation,
license, patent, startup, technology transfer, university.
Ampere A. Tseng is with the Manufacturing Institute, Arizona State
University, Tempe, Arizona USA 85287; School for Engineering of Matter,
Transport and Energy, 501 E. Tyler Mall, ECG301, Tempe, AZ 85287-6106
USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
M. Raudensky is with the Brno University of Technology, Czech
Republic (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Ampere A. Tseng and M. Raudensky, "Performances of Technology Transfer Activities of US
Universities after Bayh-Dole Act," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 661-667, 2015.