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Kelly L. Morron

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The Law Offices of Kelly L. Morron

Kelly L. Morron is a principal of The Law Offices of Kelly L. Morron and a founding member of the Association of Amicus Counsel.  Ms. Morron is a patent attorney who has spent her career in the pharma and biotech space asserting clients’ rights with respect to patented inventions and who seeks to ensure that the rights to valid patents are preserved.

Recent Articles by Kelly L. Morron

Lawmakers’ Letter to Department of Commerce Misunderstands the NIST March-In ‘Framework’ and Comments

Last Wednesday, May 29, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) jointly called on the Secretary and Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce to expedite the finalization of a federal proposal aimed at enabling the government to acquire “taxpayer-funded” patents and license them to competitors, which would theoretically result in cheaper products and services. The congress members argued that the proposed “framework” would play a pivotal role in mitigating the exorbitant costs associated with prescription drugs.

Massive Replication of Comments Submitted to NIST March-In Rights RFI Should Cause Concern

I have been critical of certain National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposals to alter the regulations related to the Bayh-Dole Act, in 2021 (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, NPR), and specifically, the NIST “Framework” published for comments in December, 2023.  My Comments submitted in February addressed numerous legal infirmities, ranging from construction analysis to demonstrated ambiguity problems of the Request for Information/Comments (RFI) itself.