U.S. Patent Act
..Part II. Patentabililty of Inventions and Grant of Patents
....Chapt. 18. Inventions Made With Federal Assistance
The Secretary of Commerce may issue regulations which may be made applicable to Federal agencies implementing the provisions of sections 202 through 204 of this chapter [35 USCS Sects. 202-204] and shall establish standard funding agreement provisions required under this chapter [35 USCS Sects. 200 et seq.]. The regulations and the standard funding agreement shall be subject to public comment before their issuance.