10 CFR 780.53 - Criteria for decisions for royalties, awards and compensation.

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§ 780.53 Criteria for decisions for royalties, awards and compensation.
(a) In deciding a reasonable royalty fee for a patent licensed under section 158 or sections 153b or 153e of the Act, the Board shall consider:
(1) The economic value of the compulsory license and the Board shall strive to provide adequate remuneration for the circumstances of each case.
(2) Any defense, general or special, that a defendant could plead in an action for infringement;
(3) The extent to which such patent was developed through federally financed research or with other Federal support;
(4) The degree of utility, novelty, and importance of the invention or discovery; and
(5) The cost to the owner of the patent of developing such invention or discovery or of acquiring such patent.
(b) In deciding whether or not to grant an award, under section 157 of the Act, for the making of an invention or discovery useful in the production or utilization of special nuclear material or atomic energy, the Board shall take into account the considerations set forth in § 780.53(a) of this part and the actual use of such invention or discovery.
(c) In deciding whether or not to provide compensation, pursuant to section 173 of the Act, to a person who owns a patent application that contains restricted data not belonging to the United States which the Department has communicated to a foreign nation, the Board shall take into account the considerations set forth in § 780.53(b) of this part and the damage to the applicant resulting from such communication.
(d) In the course of its review of an application to provide compensation, pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 183, to an applicant whose patent was withheld because of a secrecy order issued at the request of the Department, the Board shall take into account the considerations set forth in § 780.53(b) of this part and:
(1) The damage sustained by the applicant as a result of the secrecy order; and
(2) The use of the invention by the Government resulting from the disclosure of such invention to the Department.
[46 FR 39581, Aug. 4, 1981, as amended at 58 FR 68735, Dec. 29, 1993]

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