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proval of the Contracting Officer.
(3) Nothing contained in this Rights in Technical Data 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.
(c) Copyrighted material.
(1) The contractor shall not, without prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer, establish a claim to statutory copyright in any contract data first produced in the performance of the contract. To the extent such authorization is granted, the Government reserves for itself and others acting on its behalf a royalty-free, nonexclusive, irrevocable, world-wide license for Governmental purposes to publish, distribute, translate, duplicate, exhibit and perform any such data copyrighted by the contractor.
(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 a license therein for the benefit 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 obtain the written authorization of the Contracting Officer to include such copyrighted material in the technical data prior to its delive ery.
It is the responsibility of the contractor to obtain from its subcontractors technical data and rights therein, on behalf of the Government, necessary to fulfill the contractor's obligations to the Government with respect to such data. In the event of refusal by a subcontractor to accept a clause affording the Government such rights, the contractor shall:
(1) Promptly submit written notice to the Contracting Officer setting forth reasons for the subcontractor refusal and other pertinent 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.
Notwithstanding 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 lieu 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
ngs, 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” provisions of paragraph (1), and, if included, the “Limited rights in proprietary data" provisions of paragraph (g) and the Contractor licensing" provisions of paragraph (h).
(1) 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 ali reasonable times up to three years after final payment under this contract, may inspect at the contractor's facility any proprietary data withheld under paragraph (e) for the purposes of verifying that such data properly fell within
the withholding provision of paragraph (e), or for evaluating work performance. (3) Optional clause - Limited Rights in Proprietary Data. In research, development, or demonstration contracts, and supply contracts where it is determined that delivery of proprietary data is necessary with limited rights in the Government, the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause shail be supplemented by the additional para
graph (8) 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 (8) 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 (g) provides that proprietary data may be specified in the contract as being excluded from the delivery requirements of paragraph (e). Alternatively, the limited rights legend specified in paragraph (g) 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 DOE 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 be deleted, unless otherwise applicable. 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 (:).
(8) 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 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.
LIMITED RIGHTS LEGEND
This “proprietary data," furnished under "Contract No.
" with the U.S. Department of Energy (and Purchase Order No.
if applicable) may be duplicated and used by the Government with the express limitations that the "proprietary data" 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 following 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 under the restriction that the "proprietary data" be retained in confidence and not be further disclosed. This legend
shall be marked on any reproduction of this data in whole or in part. (4) Optional clause - Contractor Licensing. In many contracting situations the achievement of DOE's objectives would be frustrated if the Government, at the time of contracting, did not obtain on behalf of responsible third parties and itself limited license rights in and to proprietary contract data. Where, for example, the
contractor is required to license background patents, consideration should be given to securing co-extensive license rights to the Government and responsible third parties at reasonable royalties, and under appropriate restrictions, for contract data which are proprietary data in order to practice the technology which is a subject of the contract. When such a license right is deemed necessary, the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause should be supplemented by the addition of paragraph (h) below. Paragraph (h) will normally be sufficient to cover proprietary contract data for items and processes that were used in the contract and are necessary in order to insure widespread commercial use of a subject of the contract. The expression “subject of the contract" is intended to limit the licensing required in clause (h) below to the fields of technology specifically contemplated in the contract effort and may be replaced by a more specific statement of the fields of technology intended to be covered in the manner described in 89-9.107-5(b)(9) of Subpart 9-9.1 of these Regulations pertaining to “Background Patents.” Where, however, proprietary contract data cover the main purpose or basic technology of the research, development, or demonstration effort of the contract, rather than subcomponents, products or processes which are ancillary to the contract effort, the limitations set forth in subparagraphs (1)-(4) of paragraph (h) should be modified or deleted. Paragraph (h) further provides that technical data may be specified in the contract as being excluded from or not subject to the licensing requirements thereof. This exclusion can be implemented by limiting the applicability of the provisions of paragraph (h) to only those classes or categories of proprietary data determined as being essential for licensing. Although contractor licensing may be required under paragraph (h), the final resolution of questions regarding the scope of such licenses, the terms thereof, including provisions for confidentiality and reasonable royalties, is then left to the negotiation of the parties with resolution of the issues being made, if necessary, by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(h) 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 by DOE, 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; provided, however, the contractor shall not be obligated to license any such data if the contractor demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Head of the Agency or designee that:
(1) Such data are not essential to the manufacture or practice of hardware designed or fabricated, or processes developed, under this contract;
(2) Such data, in the form of results obtained by their use, have a commercially competitive alternative available or readily introducible from one or more other sources;
(3) Such data, in the form of results obtained by their use, are being supplied by the contractor or its licensees in sufficient quantity and at reasonable prices to satisfy market needs, or the contractor or its licensees 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 by its use; or
(4) Such data, in the form of results obtained by their use, can be furnished by another firm skilled in the art of manufacturing items or performing processes
of the same general type and character necessary to achieve the contract results. (1) Rights in data - special works.
(1) The clauses set forth in paragraph (2) below shall be used in all contracts where the principal purpose or a task of the contract is the production of copyrightable works, even though such works may incorporate uncopyrighted material or material previously copyrighted by the contractor or others. Such contracts include those:
(i) Primarily for production of motion picture or television recordings or scripts, musical compositions or arrangements, sound tracks or recordings. Translations, acapiai!ons, and the like;
(ü) For books, compilations, surveys, histories, or technology information pamphlets;
(ii) For works pertaining to management studies, support services, training, career guidance, or similar functions of DOE; and
(iv) For works pertaining to guidance or instruction of DOE officials or employees in the discharge of official duties.
(2) The Rights in Data - Special Works clause below should be modified with the assistance of Patent Counsel where the contract calls for the editing, translation, addition, or other modification of the subject matter of an existing work.
RIGHTS IN DATA - SPECIAL WORKS
(b) All data first produced or composed in the course of or under this con-
(c) The contractor hereby grants to or will obtain for the Government a roy-
(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 publication, 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.
(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 research contracts 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; in such instances the Additional Technical Data Requirements clause of 89-9.2023(c) and the Rights in Technical Data (long form) clause of 89-9.202-3(e)(2) shall be used. The short form clause of this section shall not be used in situations involving long-term consultancy arrangements for work in DOE programs providing opportunities for specialized work experience at DOE-owned facilities for scientific, engineering, and other employees of private firms and institutions engaged in civilian applications of atomic energy.
(2) Rights in Technical Data clause - short form.
RIGHTS IN TECHNICAL DATA - SHORT FORM (a) Definitions.
The definitions of terms set forth in 41 CFR 89-9.201 apply to the extent
(b) Allocation of rights.
(i) Unlimited rights in technical data first produced or specifically used
(ii) The right of the Contracting Officer or his representatives to inspect at all reasonable times up to three 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 proper facilities to DOE);
(ii) 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 recorded information from DOE or a DOE 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 to, and does hereby grant to the Government, and to its officers, agents, servants and employees acting within the scope of their duties:
(i) A royalty-free, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, translate, publish, use, and dispose of and to authorize others so to do, all copyrightable material first produced or composed in the performance of this contract by the contractor, its employees or any individual or concern specifically employed or assigned to originate and prepare such material; and
(ii) A license as aforesaid under any and all copyrighted or copyrightable works not first produced or composed by the contractor in the perfor. mance of this contract but which are incorporated in the material furnished under the contract, provided that such license shall be only to the extent the contractor now has, or prior to completion or final settlement of the contract may acquire, the right to grant such license without becoming liable to pay compensation to others solely because of such grant.
(2) The contractor agrees that it will not knowingly include any material copyrighted by others in any written or copyrightable material furnished or deliv. ered under this contract without a license as provided for in subparagraph (1)(ii) hereof, or without the consent of the copyright owner, unless it obtains specific writ. ten approval of the Contracting Officer for the inclusion of such copyrighted materi
$9-9.202–4 Procedures (Government-owned facilities).
It is essential that DOE maintain continuity in its programs which are implemented by contracts for the operation of Government-owned 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 avail::ble to DOE and its future contractors for the continued use of the facility or plant. However, it is