Accession Number : ADA338575

Title :   A Case Study in CRADA and License Processes

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s) : Delguidice, Thomas A. ; Monolo, Joseph C. ; Bechtel, James B.

PDF Url : ADA338575

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) collaborated with the technical staff at CMS Inc through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the parties to complete an improved version of the Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) launcher. The CRADA provided the necessary background cooperation to allow the parties to negotiate the patent license that was signed in March 1997. This document presents the process used to realize a return on the government's investment in the SMAW CRADA and licenses. This document provides a historical description of the events and provide 'lessons learned' for anyone seeking to follow a similar course of action.

Descriptors :   *SHOULDER LAUNCHED WEAPONS, LESSONS LEARNED, INVESTMENTS, ASSAULT, CASE STUDIES, HISTORY, NAVAL RESEARCH, BACKGROUND, AGREEMENTS, MULTIPURPOSE, COOPERATION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE