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Report

on

GOVERNMENT
PATENT POLICY

COMBINED
DECEMBER 31, 1973

AND
DECEMBER 31, 1974

AND
DECEMBER 31, 1975

AND
SEPTEMBER 30, 1976

Prepared by the Federal Council for Science and Technology in
consultation with the Department of Justice as required by Sec-
tion 3 of the Statement of Government Patent Policy issued by
the President of the United States on October 10, 1963, as revised
August 23, 1971.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government

Printing Office

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FOREWORD

Section 3 of the President's Statement on Government Patent Policy, issued on October 10, 1963, and revised on August 23, 1971, calls for the preparation of a report, at least annually, by the Federal Council for Science and Technology in consultation with the Department of Justice. The purpose of the report is to analyze the effectiveness of the policy, and to make recommendations for revision or modification as believed necessary in light of the practices of the Federal agencies under the policy.

The report attempts to identify the effectiveness of the policy based on the information available from the thirteen years' operation, and reports on the progress made to date by the Committee on Government Patent Policy. The various membership listings of the Committee appearing in this report represent those in existence as of September 30, 1976.

Following the publication of the December 1968 Report, the Report was published on a biennial basis. This report, the Combined December 1973, December 1974, December 1975, and September 1976 Report is the last patent policy report of the Federal Council for Science and Technology, which has been superseded by the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology.

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