10 CFR 781.53 - Additional licenses.
Subject to any outstanding licenses, nothing in this part shall preclude the Department of Energy from granting additional nonexclusive, or exclusive, or partially exclusive licenses for inventions covered by this part when the Department of Energy determines that to do so would provide for an equitable exchange of patent rights. The following circumstances are examples in which such licenses may be granted:
(a) In consideration of the settlement of interferences or other administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
(b) In consideration of a release of any claims;
(c) In exchange for or as a part of the consideration for a license under adversely held patents;
(d) As necessary for meeting obligations of the U.S. under any treaty, international agreement arrangement or cooperation, memorandum of understanding or similar arrangement; or
(e) In consideration for the settlement or resolution of any proceeding under the Department of Energy Organization Act or other law.