NASA Authorization for Fiscal Year 1978: Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, on S. 365 ....
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977
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achieve activities addition Administrator aeronautical agencies Air Force aircraft Answer applications areas base basic believe Board budget Center Committee communications completed concept concern CONGRESS continue coordination cost Defense demonstration direct early Earth effective efficiency effort energy engine equipment ERDA evaluation example experiments exploration facilities FIGURE fiscal year 1978 flight fuel funding future going Government ground important improved increase industry initial interest inventions launch major materials meet military million mission NASA NASA's Navy needs objectives operational orbit PARKER payloads performance phase planning possible potential present problems production propulsion Question reduce request requirements responsibility result satellite Senator Senator STEVENSON significant solar Soviet Space Shuttle spacecraft specific statement structures studies technical tion transport understanding United users utilization V/STOL vehicle
Page 1505 - Made" — when used in relation to any invention or discovery means the conception or first actual reduction to practice of such invention in the course of or under the contract.
Page 1504 - States and domestic municipal governments, unless the agency head determines that it would not be in the public interest to acquire the license for the States and domestic...
Page 1504 - Section l(a) and is either a necessary incentive to call forth private risk capital and expense to bring the invention to the point of practical application or that the Government's contribution to the invention is small compared to that of the contractor.
Page 1503 - The public interest in a dynamic and efficient economy requires that efforts be made to encourage the expeditious development and civilian use of these inventions. Both the need for incentives to draw forth private initiatives to this end, and the need to promote healthy competition in industry must be weighed in the disposition of patent rights under Government contracts.
Page 1504 - Government, on the commercial use that is being made or is intended to be made of inventions made under Government contracts.
Page 1505 - As used in this provision, the stated terms are defined as follows for the purposes hereof: (1) "Invention" or "invention or discovery" includes any art, machine, manufacture, design, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, or any variety of plant, which is or may be patentable under the Patent Laws of the United States. (2) "Made...
Page 1503 - C. The use and practice of these inventions and discoveries should stimulate inventors, meet the needs of the government, recognize the equities of the contractor, and serve the public interest.
Page 1505 - To the point of practical application" means to manufacture in the case of a composition or product, to practice in the case of a process, or to operate in the case of a machine, and under such conditions as to establish that the invention is being worked and that its benefits are reasonably accessible to the public.
Page 1503 - ... is in a field of technology in which the contractor has acquired technical competence (demonstrated by factors such as know-how, experience, and patent position) directly related to an area in which the contractor has an established nongovernmental commercial position, the contractor shall normally acquire the principal or exclusive rights throughout the world in and to any resulting inventions, subject to the government acquiring at least an irrevocable non-exclusive royalty free license throughout...