Bayh-Dole Coalition Announces New Advisory Council

Bayh-Dole Coalition Announces New Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2022) — Today, the Bayh-Dole Coalition announced the creation of its Advisory Council. The Council includes leaders from industry, venture financing, academia, and the public sector, many with extensive, hands-on experience with the technology commercialization process.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a stellar group of professionals to our Coalition,” said Bayh-Dole Coalition executive director Joseph P. Allen. “The Advisory Council convenes individuals who’ve worked on intellectual property and commercialization issues from virtually every angle. They all understand the importance of protecting our nation’s world-leading innovation infrastructure and the law that drives it, the Bayh-Dole Act.”

The Council will work closely with the Bayh-Dole Coalition’s Board of Directors and executive leadership to shape the Coalition’s priorities and goals. It will also serve as an information and advocacy resource for the Coalition’s nearly 50 member organizations, which span all sectors of the U.S. innovation ecosystem.

“With the Council’s help, the Bayh-Dole Coalition will more effectively raise awareness among the public and policymakers as to the Bayh Dole Act’s many benefits, thereby ensuring America fulfills the intent of Congress enacting it into law 42 years ago,” said Bayh-Dole Coalition Board Chair Brian O’Shaughnessy.

The inaugural 19 members of the Bayh-Dole Coalition’s Advisory Council are:

Walter G. Copan F. Scott Kieff Niels Reimers
Stephen Ezell Patrick Kilbride John Stanford
Robert Hardy Lesley Millar-Nicholson Stephen Susalka
Jennifer Gottwald Nichole Mercier Robert Taylor
John J. Hamre Lita Nelsen Teri Willey
Andrei Iancu Gene Quinn
David Kappos Robin Rasor

“These experts will be invaluable advisors as we continue our efforts to protect one of the most important pieces of legislation that Congress has ever passed,” said Allen.

About the Bayh-Dole Coalition: The Bayh-Dole Coalition is a diverse group of research and scientific organizations, as well as those directly involved in commercializing new products, dedicated to protecting the Bayh-Dole Act and educating policymakers about the positive impacts of the legislation.