Atomic Energy Patents: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Legislation of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Congress of the United States, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, April 21, 22, and 23, 1959

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Discusses AEC procedure and guidelines for authorizing patents for nuclear related products, systems and foreign and domestic services.

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Page 167 - ... e. If, after any hearing conducted pursuant to subsection 153 d., the Commission finds that — (1) the invention or discovery covered by the patent is of primary importance...
Page 103 - Any invention or discovery, useful in the production' or utilization of special nuclear material or atomic energy, made or conceived under any contract, subcontract, arrangement, or other relationship with the Commission...
Page 51 - Government agency" means any executive department, commission, independent establishment, corporation wholly or partly owned by the United States which is an instrumentality of the United States, board, bureau, division, service, office, officer, authority, administration, or other establishment, in the executive branch of the Government. (c) The term "person...
Page 134 - Commissioner upon being so notified shall order that the invention be kept secret and shall withhold the grant of a patent therefor under the conditions set forth hereinafter.
Page 42 - Office and no information concerning the same given without authority of the applicant or owner unless necessary to carry out the provisions of any Act of Congress or in such special circumstances as may be determined by the Commissioner.
Page 68 - Until industrial participation in the utilization of atomic energy acquires a broader base, considerations of fairness require some mechanism to assure that the limited number of companies, which as Government contractors now have access to the program, cannot build a patent monopoly which would exclude others desiring to enter the field.
Page 229 - No patent may be issued to any applicant other than the Administrator for any invention which appears to the Commissioner of Patents to have significant utility in the conduct of aeronautical and space activities unless the applicant files with the Commissioner, with the application or within thirty days after request therefor by the Commissioner, a written statement executed under oath setting forth the full facts concerning the circumstances...
Page 137 - Whenever the publication or disclosure of an invention by the granting of a patent, in which the Government does not have a property interest, might, in the opinion of the Commissioner, be detrimental to the national security, he shall make the application for patent in which such invention is disclosed available for inspection to the Atomic Energy Commission, the Secretary of Defense, and theChief officer of any other department or agency of the Government designated by the President as a defense...
Page 36 - The Commission shall keep the joint committee fully and currently informed with respect to the Commission's activities.
Page 133 - When notified by the chief officer of a defense agency that publication or disclosure of the invention by the granting of a patent would be detrimental to the national security, an order that the invention be kept secret will be issued by the Commissioner of Patents.

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