10 U.S. Code § 8687 - 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:
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.
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This section may be modified or superseded by a provision of statute only if such provision expressly refers to this section in modifying or superseding this section.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, § 7317; renumbered § 8687, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(2), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8687, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 536; Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(188), 72 Stat. 1534; Sept. 7, 1962, Pub. L. 87–649, § 6(d), 76 Stat. 494, related to compensation for members of Air Force other than Regular Air Force prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title VI, § 604(f)(1)(A), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3877.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7317 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.