The Secretary of Defense, in carrying out research projects through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Secretary of each military department, in carrying out research projects, may permit the director of any federally funded research and development center to enter into cooperative research and development agreements with any person, any agency or instrumentality of the United States, any unit of State or local government, and any other entity under the authority granted by section 12 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a). Technology may be transferred to a non-Federal party to such an agreement consistent with the provisions of sections 11 and 12 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 3710, 3710a).
10 U.S. Code § 2371a - Cooperative research and development agreements under Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980
Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §§ 1801(d), 1844(b)(1), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4151, 4245, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, this section is transferred to chapter 307 of this title, as added by section 1844(a) of Pub. L. 116–283, inserted after the table of sections, and redesignated as section 4143 of this title. See Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note below.
The text of section 2371(i) of this title, which was transferred to this section, redesignated as text of section, and amended by Pub. L. 104–201, § 267(c)(1)(A), (B), was based on Pub. L. 103–355, title I, § 1301(b), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3286.
1997—Pub. L. 105–85 inserted “Defense” before “Advanced Research Projects Agency”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–201 transferred section 2371(i) of this title to this section, added section catchline, and struck out subsec. (i) designation and heading which read as follows: “Cooperative Research and Development Agreements Under Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980”. See Codification note above.