Oversight of the Patent and Trademark Office: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, on Activities of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Department of Commerce, Focusing on PTO's Automated Patent System Program, May 12, 1992, Volume 4
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993 - 403 pages
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Page 24 - Federal funds shall not participate, directly or indirectly, in payment for any premium or royalty on any patented or proprietary material, specification, or process, specifically set forth in the plans and specifications for a project, unless (1) Such patented or proprietary item is purchased or obtained through competitive bidding with equally suitable...
Page 252 - Board consisting of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, and the Attorney General. The Board members have the power to issue a patent, "if they shall deem the invention or discovery sufficiently useful and important," for a period not to exceed 14 years.
Page 361 - ... enterprises. President Truman prescribed the criteria for the use of government corporations in his 1948 budget message when he stated: Experience indicates that the corporate form of organization is peculiarly adapted to the administration of government programs which are predominantly of a commercial character — those which are revenue producing, are at least potentially self-sustaining, and involve a large number of business-type transactions with the public.
Page 257 - Office, and all that pertains to the same, be, and the same hereby is, transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Commerce and Labor...
Page 16 - UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office ASSISTANT SECRETARY AND COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS Washington, DC 80231 3 1 OCT 1989 Honorable Robert W.
Page 62 - A research physicist at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) from 1951-1969, he was its director from 1 969- 1 972.
Page 24 - State highway department certifies either that such patented or proprietary item is essential for synchronization with existing highway facilities, or that no equally suitable alternate exists; or (3) Such patented or proprietary item is used for research or for a distinctive type of construction on relatively short sections of road for experimental purposes.
Page 368 - National Academy of Public Administration, Revitalizing Federal Management: Managers and Their Overburdened Systems (Washington: National Academy of Public Administration, 1983).
Page 102 - Claims; (4) of an appeal from a decision of— (A) the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences of the Patent and Trademark Office with respect to patent applications and interferences, at the instance of an applicant for a patent or any party to a patent interference, and any such appeal shall waive the right of such applicant or party to proceed under section 145 or 146 of title 35...