37 CFR 501.7 - Agency determination.

§ 501.7 Agency determination.

(a) If the agency determines that the Government is entitled to obtain title pursuant to § 501.6(a)(1) and the employee does not appeal, no further review is required.

(b) In the event that a Government agency determines, pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) or (a)(4) of § 501.6, that title to an invention will be left with the employee, the agency shall notify the employee of this determination. In cases pursuant to § 501.6(a)(2) where the Government's insufficient interest in the invention is evidenced by its decision not to file a patent application, the agency may impose on the employee any one or all of the following conditions or any other conditions that may be necessary in a particular case:

(1) That a patent application be filed in the United States and/or abroad, if the Government has determined that it has or may need to practice the invention;

(2) That the invention not be assigned to any foreign-owned or controlled corporation without the written permission of the agency; and

(3) That any assignment or license of rights to use or sell the invention in the United States shall contain a requirement that any products embodying the invention or produced through the use of the invention be substantially manufactured in the United States. The agency shall notify the employee of any conditions imposed.

(c) In the case of a determination under either paragraph (a) or (b) of this section, the agency shall promptly provide the employee with:

(1) A signed and dated statement of its determination and reasons therefor; and

(2) A copy of 37 CFR part 501.

[ 53 FR 39735, Oct. 11, 1988, as amended at 61 FR 40999, Aug. 7, 1996]

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Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 10096

Executive Order ... 10695

Executive Order ... 10930

Title 37 published on 20-Dec-2017 04:15

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR Part 501 after this date.

  • 2013-01-23; vol. 78 # 15 - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    1. 78 FR 4764 - Redelegations of Authority Resulting From the America COMPETES Act
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Technical Information Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Under Secretary for Technology
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on January 23, 2013. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 23, 2013.
      15 CFR Chapter II, Parts 272 and 273