Accession Number : ADA114760

Title :   Patent and Trademark Amendments of 1980 Set the Stage for Uniform Patent Practice by Federal Agencies.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

PDF Url : ADA114760

Report Date : 20 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This is the first annual report submitted by the Comptroller General under Section 6, Public Law 96-517, commonly referred to as 'The Patent and Trademark Amendments of 1980.' Section 6 establishes a uniform policy for assigning title to inventions made by small business or nonprofit contractors during Government-sponsored research. The section also requires the General Accounting Office to monitor and report on the execution of the Act. This report describes the events leading to the passage of Public Law 96-517 and discusses actions taken to put the Act into effect. The report also contains a copy of Section 6 of Public Law 96-517 (appendix I) and a copy of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-124, which sets forth regulations for carrying out the law (appendix II). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Legislation, *Policies, *Patents, *Inventions, Federal law, Government procurement, Research management, Industries, Organizations, Contracts

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE