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DOC/NIST RIN: 0693-AB63 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Rights to Federally-Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government-Owned Inventions 
Abstract: NIST proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Bayh-Dole Act, 35 U.S.C. 200 et seq., which concerns intellectual property arising from federally-funded research. Specifically, NIST is proposing to amend 37 CFR sections 401 and 404, and is seeking public comments on this effort. This action may be of interest to you if you are an educational institution, nonprofit organization or company, especially a small business that collaborates or would like to collaborate with federal government employees on technology research and development projects. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 401    37 CFR 404   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 200   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Courtney Silverthorn
Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Mailstop 2201,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone:301 975-4189