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for the subcontractor refusal and other per tinent information which may expedite disposition of the matter, and
(2) Not proceed with the subcontract without the written authorization of the Contracting Officer.
(e) Withholding of proprietary data. Not. withstanding the inclusion of the “Additional Technical Data Requirements" clause in this contract or any provision of this contract specifying the delivery of technical data, the Contractor may withhold proprietary data from delivery, provided that the Contractor furnishes in neu of any such proprietary data so withheld technical data disclosing the source, size, configuration, mating, and attachment characteristics, functional characteristics and performance requirements (“Form, Fit, and Function data, e.g., specification control drawings, catalog sheets, envelope drawings, etc.) or a general description of such proprietary data where "Form, Fit, and Function” data are not applicable. The Government shall acquire no rights to any proprietary data so withheld except that such data shall be subject to the "inspection rights" provision of paragraph (f), the “Contractor licensing" provision of paragraph (g), and, if included, the “Limited rights in proprietary data" provisions of paragraph (h).
(f) Inspection rights. Except as may be otherwise specified in this contract for specific items of proprietary data which are not subject to this paragraph, the Contracting Officer's representatives, at all reasonable times up to three (3) years after final pay. ment under this contract, may inspect at the Contractor's facility any proprietary data withheld under paragraph (e) and not furnished under paragraph (h) for the purposes of verifying that such data properly fell within the withholding provision of paragraph (e), or for evaluating work performance.
(g) Contractor licensing. Except as may be otherwise specified in this contract as technical data not subject to this paragraph, the Contractor agrees that upon written application, it will grant to the Government and responsible third parties, for purposes of practicing a subject of this contract, a nonexclusive license in any contract data which are proprietary data on terms and conditions reasonable under the circumstances including appropriate provisions for confidentiality. “A subject of this contract" as used in this provision (g) means any product, item of manufacture, or process which was used in the effort covered by the contract's Statement of Work or Specification, and it includes Subject Inventions made under the contract. The licensing required may be limited to the field or fields of tech: nology contemplated for this contract. Con. tractor shall not be obligated to license any
data if the Contractor demonSTRIAS To whe satisfaction of the Solicitor that:
(1) Such data are not exants to the manufacture or practice of hardwan de signed or fabricated, or procesas developed under this contract;
(2) Such data in the form of railts on tained by their use, have a commerciais competitive alternative arailable.
(3) Such data, in the form of results od tained by their use, are being supplied by the Contractor or its licensees in suttaan quantity and at reasonable prices to satisi market needs, or the Contractor or as a censees have taken effective steps or within a reasonable time are expected to take effective steps to so supply such data in the form of results obtained heit form of results obtained by its use within a period of time set by the Solicitor upon & written request therefor by the Contractor
(3) Optional clause-limited ronts in proprietary data. In research, development, or demonstration contracts and supply contracts where it is deter mined that delivery of proprietary data is necessary with limited rights in the Government, the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause shall supplemented by the additional paragraph (h) set forth below. It should be noted that this paragraph does not entitle the contractor to place a Limited Rights Legend on any technical data furnished to the Government under paragraph (h) below unless the Contracting Officer requests in writing delivery of identified technical data previously withheld under paragraph (e) of the rights in Technical Data clause. Paragraph (h) provides that proprietary data may be specified in the contract as being excluded from the delivery requirement of paragraph (h). Alternatively, the Limited Rights Legend specified in paragraph (h) may be made applicable to only those classes of proprietary data determined as being necessary for delivery with limited rights. In addition, when furnishing proprietary data with the Limited Rights Legend, subparagraphs (a), (b), and (c) thereunder may be modified as follows. When proprietary data is to be furnished only for evaluation, subparagraph (a) of the Limited Rights Legend shall be used, and subparagraphs (b) and (c), if otherwise inapplicable, may be deleted. When there is a programmatic requirement that proprietary data be disclosed to
other OWRT contractors only for information or use in connection with work performed under their contracts, subparagraph (b) of the Limited Rights Legend shall be used, and subparagraphs (a) and (c) may be deleted, if otherwise inapplicable. In either of the foregoing examples, the contractor may, if he can show the possibility of a conflict of interest because of disclosure of such data to certain contractors or evaluators, exclude such contractors or evaluators from subparagraphs (a) or (b). If the data is required solely for emergency repair or overhaul, subparagraph (c) of the Limited Rights Legend shall be retained, and subparagraphs (a) and (b) may, unless otherwise applicable, be deleted. In the event it is determined that all of the subparagraphs (a), (b), and (c) of the Limited Rights Legend are to be deleted, the word "none" shall be inserted in the Legend after the colon (:).
(h) Limited rights in proprietary data. Except as may be otherwise specified in this contract as technical data which are not subject to this paragraph, the Contractor shall, upon written request from the Contracting Officer at any time prior to three (3) years after final payment under this contract, promptly deliver to the Government any “proprietary data" withheld pursuant to paragraph (e) of the "Rights in Technical Data" clause of this contract. The following legend and no other is authorized to be affixed on any “proprietary data" delivered pursuant to this provision, provided the "proprietary data” meets the conditions for initial withholding under paragraph (e) of the “Rights in Technical Data” clause. The Government will thereafter treat the “proprietary data" in accordance with such legend. However, at the written request of the Contractor, the restrictive period for the proprietary data of three (3) years, as appears in the legend, may be made a longer time upon approval thereof in writing by the Contracting Officer when found warranted by the Contractor's justification therefor in negotiations before submittal of such data under this provision.
LIMITED RIGHTS LEGEND This "proprietary data," is a trade secret of ---, and is submitted in confidence on ---, under Contract No. ---- (and Subcontract ---, if appropriate) with the Office of Water Research and Technology, United States Department of the Interior (and Purchase Order No. ---, if applicable). It may be duplicated and used by the
Government with the express limitations that it may not be disclosed outside the Government or be used for purposes of manufacture without prior permission of the Contractor, except that further disclosure or use may be made solely for the fol. lowing purposes:
(a) This "proprietary data" may be disclosed for evaluation purposes under the restriction that the proprietary data be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed;
(b) This "proprietary data" may be disclosed to other Contractors participating in the Government's program of which this contract is a part for information or use in connection with the work performed under their contracts and under the restriction that the “proprietary data" be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed; or
(c) This "proprietary data” may be used by the Government or others on its behalf for emergency repair or overhaul work, or other purpose(s) specified as follows (if no other, enter "NONE"): under the restriction that the “proprietary data" be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed.
These restrictions shall terminate three (3) years from the date of submittal stated in this notice.
This legend shall be marked on any reproduction of this data in whole or in part.
(4) Acquisition of proprietary datacomputer software. Where it has been determined that delivery of proprietary computer software is necessary with limited rights in the Government, the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause shall be supplemented by the addition of paragraph (h) set forth below. The Limited Rights Legend specified in paragrah (h) is applicable only to the proprietary computer software determined to be necessary for delivery with limited rights. Government acquisition of any rights in the software greater than the rights appearing from the numbered subparagraph of the Legend shall be specified in the contract, and, unless found impractical, stated on the Legend in additional subparagraphs.
(h) Acquisition of proprietary data-computer software. Upon written request of the Contracting Officer for any computer software which has been data withheld pursuant to paragraph (e) of this clause, the Contractor shall promptly furnish (including any data specifically identified in the contract as required to be furnished under this paragraph) such data. The following notice
(i) Primarily for production of motion pictures, or other audio-visual works, television recordings or scripts, musical compositions or arrangements, sound tracks or recordings, sculptures, paintings and other fine arts, photographs and other pictorial works, translations, adaptations, and the like;
(ii) For books, compilations, surveys, histories, or technology information pamphlets;
(iii) For works pertaining to management studies, support services, training, career guidance, or similar functions of a Government agency; and
(iv) For works pertaining to guidance or instruction of Government officials or employees in the discharge of official duties. The clause in paragraph (f)(2) below should be modified with the assistance of the Solicitor where the contract calls for the editing, translation, addition, or other modification of the subject matter of an existing work.
(2) Rights in data-special works clause.
is authorized to be affixed to the data furnished and the Government will thereafter treat the data in accordance with such notice:
RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE This computer software is the property of --- and is furnished under OWRT Contract No. --- (and subcontract ---, if appropriate). It may not be used, duplicated, nor disclosed by the Government except as provided below or as otherwise stated in the contract.
The Government may:
(i) use this computer software with the computer for which it was acquired, including use at any Government installation to which the computer may be transferred;
(ii) use this computer software with a backup computer if the computer for which it was acquired is inoperative;
(iii) copy this computer software for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes;
(iv) modify this computer software or combine it with other software, subject to the provision that where the derivative software contains portions which remain identifiable as proprietary data, such portions shall be subject to the same restricted rights;
(v) disclose this computer software for use by on-site employees of support service Contractors providing such Contractors agree to protect such computer software from unauthorized use or disclosure; and
(vi) treat this computer software, if it bears a copyright notice, as a published copyrighted work licensed without disclosure prohibitions to the Government with minimum rights in accordance with subparagraphs (i) through (iv) above.
Any greater rights which the Government may have acquired in this computer software are stated in the contract. This Notice shall be marked on any reproduction of this computer software, in whole or in part.
Where it is impractical to include the above notice on computer software in machine readable form, the following short form notice may be used in lieu thereof:
RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE (SHORT FORM)
Duplication, use, or disclosure is subject to restrictions stated in Contract No. --with (name of Contractor) --
(f) Rights in data-special works. (1) The clause set forth in paragraph (f)(2) below shall be used in all contracts where the principal purpose or task of the contract is the production of copyrightable works, even though such works may incorporate uncopy. righted material or material previously copyrighted by the contractor or others. Such contracts include those
RIGHTS IN DATA-SPECIAL WORKS (a) The term “Data” as used herein means recorded information regardless of form or characteristics, such as writings, musical and dramatic works, motion pictures, televi. sion and other audio-visual works, sound recordings, sculptures, paintings and other fine arts, or other pictorial works or reproductions, drawings or other graphic representations, and works of similar nature (whether or not copyrighted) which are to be delivered under this contract. The term includes data such as management studies and data produced under support services contracts but does not include financial reports, cost analyses, and other information incidental to contract administration.
(b) All data first produced or composed in the course of or under this contract shall be the sole property of the Government. Except with the prior written permission of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor agrees not to assert any rights at common law or in equity or establish any claim to statutory copyright in such data and warrants that anyone who authors such data will have agreed, in writing, to the same. The Contractor shall not publish or reproduce such data in whole or in part or in any manner or form, or authorize others so to do, without the written consent of the Contracting Officer until such time as the Gov. ernment may have released such data to the public.
(c) The Contractor hereby grants to or will obtain for the Government a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license throughout the world (1) to publish, exhibit, translate reproduce, deliver, perform, use, and dispose of, in any manner, any and all data which are not first produced or composed in the performance of this contract but which are incorporated in the work furnished under this contract; and (2) to authorize others to do as provided in (1) of this paragraph (c).
(d) The Contractor shall indemnify and save and hold harmless the Government, its officers, agents, and employees acting within the scope of their official duties against any liability, including costs and expenses, (1) for violation of proprietary rights, copyrights, or rights of privacy, arising out of the public translation, reproduction, delivery, performance, use, or disposition of any data furnished under this contract; or (2) based upon any libelous, defamatory, or other unlawful matter contained in such data. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to material furnished to the Contractor by the Government and incorporated in data furnished under this contract.
(e) Nothing contained in this clause shall imply a license to the Government under any patent, or be construed as affecting the scope of any licenses or other rights otherwise granted to the Government under any patent.
(g) Rights in technical data clause (short form). (1) The clause set forth in paragraph (2) below may be used in contracts for basic research including grants, special support research agreements with educational institutions, contracts with consultants, contracts for symposia or for the conduct of training and educational programs, and in other contracts of a similar nature. This clause shall not be used in any contract where proprietary information of the contractor may be utilized in the performance of work under the contract, and in such instances the Additional Technical Data Requirements clause of $ 14R-9.2023(c) and the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause of $ 14R-9.2023(e)(2) shall be used. The short form clause of this section shall not be used in situations involving long-term consultancy arrangements.
(2) Rights in technical data clauseshort form.
RIGHTS IN TECHNICAL DATA-SHORT FORM
(a) Definitions. The definitions of terms set forth in 41 CFR 14R-9.201 apply to the extent these terms are used herein.
(b) Allocation of rights. (1) The Government shall have:
(i) Unlimited rights in technical data first produced or specifically used in the performance of this contract;
(ii) The right of the Contracting Officer or his representatives to inspect at all reasonable times up to three (3) years after final payment under this contract all technical data first produced or specifically used in the contract (for which inspection the Contractor or its subcontractor shall afford Contractor or its subconti proper facilities to Government employees);
(iii) The right to have any technical data first produced or specifically used in the performance of this contract delivered to the Government as the Contracting Officer may from time to time direct during the progress of the work or in any event as the Contracting Officer shall direct upon completion or termination of this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall have the right to use for its private purposes, subject to patent, security, or other provisions of this contract, technical data it first produces in the performance of this contract provided the data requirements of this contract have been met as of the date of the private use of such data. The Contractor agrees that to the extent it receives or is given access to proprietary data or other technical, business, or financial data in the form of record. ed information from OWRT or an OWRT Contractor or subcontractor, the Contractor shall treat such data in accordance with any restrictive legend contained thereon, unless use is specifically authorized by prior written approval of the Contracting Officer.
(c) Copyrighted material. (1) The Contractor agrees not to, without prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer, establish a claim to statutory copyright on any contract data first produced in the performance of the contract and warrants that anyone who authors such contract data will have agreed, in writing, to the same. To the extent such authorization is granted, the Government reserves for itself and others acting on its behalf at least a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide license for Governmental purposes to publish, distribute, translate, duplicate, exhibit, and perform any such data copyrighted by the contract.
(2) The Contractor agrees not to include in the technical data delivered under the contract any material copyrighted by the Contractor and not to knowingly include any material copyrighted by others without first granting or obtaining at no cost to the Government a license therein for the bene
fit of the Government of the same scope as set forth in paragraph (c)(1) above. If such royalty-free license is unavailable and the Contractor nevertheless determines that such copyrighted material must be included in the technical data to be delivered, rather than merely incorporated therein by reference, the Contractor shall request the written authorization of the Contracting Officer to include such copyrighted material in the technical data without a license.
(h) Rights in existing books, fine art, computer software, motion pictures or television recordings, or similar existing work. (1) Where a contract has for an objective the purchase of an existing work protected by copyright, whether or not registered or marked by notice thereof, and a purpose of the purchase is to reproduce the work, or to undertake any other activity coming under the copyright, the following clause shall be used. The Schedule of the contract may set forth limitations consistent with the purposes for which the material covered by the contract is being procured. Examples of these limitations in procurement of existing motion pictures or television recordings are: (i) Means of exhibition or transmission, (ii) time, (iii) types of audience, and (iv) geographical location. Consideration should be given to the modification of paragraph (b) of the clause in consultation with the Solicitor to make the indemnity coextensive with the rights acquired under paragraph (a) of the clause as limited by the Schedule of the contract.
(2) Rights in existing work data clause.
RIGHTS IN DATA-EXISTING WORKS (a) Except as otherwise provided in the Schedule of this contract, the Contractor hereby grants to the Government a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to distribute, perform, use, and exhibit the material called for under this contract for Gov. ernmental purposes throughout the world, and to authorize others to do so.
(b) The Contractor shall indemnify and save and hold harmless the Government, its officers, agents, and employees acting within the scope of their official duties, and on behalf of the Government, against any liability, including costs and expenses for (1) violation of proprietary rights, copyrights, or rights of privacy, arising out of the public translation, reproduction, delivery, performance, use, or disposition of any data fur
nished under this contract; or (2) any libelous or other unlawful matter contained in such data. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to material furnished to the Contractor by the Government and incorporated in data furnished under this contract.
(i) Contracts for the purchase or lease of existing computer software. When purchasing or leasing existing computer software directly, rather than from a Federal Supply Schedule contact, it is important that the contract adequately describe the computer program or the computer data base, the form (tape, punch cards, disk packs) of the program to be delivered, and all the necessary documentation pertaining thereto. The contract should also specify the rights of the Government and any limitations on the right of the Government to use, disclose, or copy the computer software, such as the physical location, number of uses, or other conditions under which the computer software may be utilized. The provisions of $ 14R-9.202-3(e)(4) should be used as a guide to assure that the Government obtains the necessary minimum rights to the purchased or leased computer software. The Contracting Officer shall consult with the Solicitor in drafting such rights provisions for these contracts.
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owned, contractor-operated facilities. (a) General. It is essential that OWRT maintain continuity in its programs which are implemented by contracts for the operation of Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities. Contract data first produced or specifically used in the performance of such contracts must be considered as integral to and remaining with the facility or plant after termination of such contracts and thus available to OWRT and its fututre contractors for the continued use of the facilities or plant. However, it is recognized that these contracts by their nature cannot always be subject to one set of prescribed contract provisions which will always apply. Accordingly, the Rights in Technical Data-Facility clause set forth in paragraph (c)(2) below is to be used as a basic or minimal clause which may be modified or expanded