37 CFR 401.8 - Reporting on utilization of subject inventions.

§ 401.8 Reporting on utilization of subject inventions.

(a) Paragraph (h) of the clauses at § 401.14 and its counterpart in the clause at Attachment A to OMB Circular A-124 provides that agencies have the right to receive periodic reports from the contractor on utilization of inventions. Agencies exercising this right should accept such information, to the extent feasible, in the format that the contractor normally prepares it for its own internal purposes. The prescription of forms should be avoided. However, any forms or standard questionnaires that are adopted by an agency for this purpose must comply with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Copies shall be sent to the Secretary.

(b) In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 202(c)(5) and the terms of the clauses at § 401.14, agencies shall not disclose such information to persons outside the government. Contractors will continue to provide confidential markings to help prevent inadvertent release outside the agency.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 35 - PATENTS

Title 37 published on 2015-12-02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR Part 401 after this date.

  • 2016-11-07; vol. 81 # 215 - Monday, November 7, 2016
    1. 81 FR 78090 - Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Standards and Technology
      Notice of proposed rulemaking.
      For Comments: Comments must be received no later than December 9, 2016. For Public Meeting/Webinar: A meeting and simultaneous webinar will be held on November 21, 2016, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Requests to participate in-person must be received via the meeting Web site no later than November 14, 2016.
      37 CFR Parts 401 and 404