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PREFACE

NASA FOREIGN PATENT LICENSING PROGRAM

The foreign licensing program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration serves to promote and utilize foreign patent rights vested in the Administration. The objective of this program is to extend the patent coverage on valuable NASA-owned inventions to various foreign countries in order to further the interests of United States industry in foreign commerce, to enhance the economic interests of the United States, and to advance the international relationships of the United States.

Licenses will be individually negotiated and may be granted to any applicant, foreign or domestic, on a nonexclusive or exclusive basis for royalties or other considerations and on such other terms and conditions as are deemed appropriate to the interests of the United States. Preference in the granting of foreign license rights will be shown to those applicants who have previously been granted a license under the corresponding U.S. patent or patent application. The NASA Foreign Patent Licensing Regulations, 14 C.F.R. 1245.400 et seq., are reproduced on page 1.

This publication includes abstracts of those inventions in which NASA owns the principal or exclusive rights and which have been made available for patent licensing in the countries indicated. The corresponding U.S. patent number is also listed. Copies of the U.S. patents may be purchased directly from the U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D.C. 20231 for fifty cents a copy. Some of these inventions have been licensed by NASA in one or more of the indicated countries. All inquiries, requests for additional information, and applications for license should be addressed to:

Assistant General Counsel for Patent Matters
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, D.C. 20546.

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