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TCCRI was founded in 1996 by conservative leaders determined to implement conservative public policies in state government. TCCRI has distinguished itself as a leading state-based think tank and has been very successful in living up to its mission of shaping public policy through a principled approach to government. Its research reports, Task Forces, and policy summits have been instrumental in generating proposals that are shaping Texas government and influencing a new generation of conservative leadership.


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Late last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) submitted for public comment a draft that is intended to serve as a framework for federal agencies on the exercise of march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act. In its response, TCCRI demonstrates that the draft framework is flawed in several respects. The Bayh-Dole Act was never intended to allow product pricing as a factor when determining the employment of march-in rights. Furthermore, exercising


march-in rights on the basis of perceived high pricing would undermine the commercialization of patents that would benefit the public, the primary purpose of the Bayh-Dole Act.

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