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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AG62 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Patents, Data, and Copyrights (DFARS Case 2010-D001) 
Abstract: This rule revises the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) part 227 to update and streamline the regulations relating to patents, data, and copyrights. This is a follow-on case to DFARS Case 2003-D049, Patents, Data, and Copyrights. The rule removes text and clauses that are obsolete or unnecessary; relocates and integrates the coverage for computer software and computer software documentation with the coverage for technical data to eliminate redundant coverage for these subjects while retaining the necessary distinctions; eliminates or combines the clauses associated with technical data and computer software, consistent with the revised and streamlined regulatory coverage; relocates, reorganizes, and clarifies the coverage for rights in works; and relocates to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), text that is not regulatory in nature and does not impact the public. Because the rule updates and clarifies DFARS text, but makes no significant change to DoD policy regarding patents, data, and copyrights, any economic impact is expected to be minimal. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 227    48 CFR 252    48 CFR 212   
Legal Authority: 41 USC 1303   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/27/2010  75 FR 59411   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/26/2010  75 FR 72777   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  12/27/2010    
Final Action  02/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ynette Shelkin
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
3060 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301
Phone:571 372-6089