10 U.S. Code § 7317 - Status of Government rights in the designs of vessels, boats, and craft, and components thereof

§ 7317.
Status of Government rights in the designs of vessels, boats, and craft, and components thereof
(a)In General.—Government rights in the design of a vessel, boat, or craft, and its components, including the hull, decks, superstructure, and all shipboard equipment and systems, shall be determined solely as follows:
(1)
In the case of a vessel, boat, craft, or component procured through a contract, in accordance with the provisions of section 2320 of this title.
(2)
In the case of a vessel, boat, craft, or component procured through an instrument not governed by section 2320 of this title, by the terms of the instrument (other than a contract) under which the design for such vessel, boat, craft, or component, as applicable, was developed for the Government.
(b)Construction of Superseding Authorities.—
This section may be modified or superseded by a provision of statute only if such provision expressly refers to this section in modifying or superseding this section.
(Added Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title VIII, § 825(a), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4534.)

 

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