10 CFR 784.2 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
Contract means procurement contracts, grants, agreements, understandings and other arrangements (including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements [CRADAs], Work for Others and User Facility agreements, which includes research, development, or demonstration work, and includes any assignment or substitution of the parties, entered into, with, or for the benefit of DOE.
Contractor means entities performing under contracts as defined above.
Patent Counsel means the DOE Patent Counsel assisting the contracting activity.