PLANNED CHANGE IN INVENTION RIGHTS FOR FOREIGN GRANTEES/CONTRACTORS DEFERRED

Release Date:  August 8, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-02-065 

UPDATES: 
Foreign entities allowed to maintain rights in intellectual property, see NOT-OD-06-005
See also, NOT-OD-03-063

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

On March 14, 2002, NIH published an announcement stating its intent to revise 
policy affecting invention rights for foreign grant and contract award 
recipients.

After consideration of comments received from the grantee community, we have 
decided to defer implementation of this policy for twelve months, in order to 
explore more fully the ramifications of the policy change, and to consider 
alternatives that meet the NIH"s need to protect the U.S. public"s interest 
while not unduly compromising productive research and intellectual property 
relationships.

This notification is an update to the March 15, 2002 NIH GUIDE notice entitled, 
"Planned Modification of Rights to Subject Inventions Made Through Funding 
Agreements to Foreign Entities (NOT-OD-02-039)," 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-039.html. 

For additional information, please contact:

George Stone, Ph.D.
Chief, Extramural Inventions and
Technology Resources Branch
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive MSC 7980
Bethesda, MD 20892-7980
Tel: (301) 435-0679
FAX: (301) 480-0272
e-mail: george.stone@nih.gov


Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices


Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)
  USA.gov - Government Made Easy


Note: For help accessing PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Audio or Video files, see Help Downloading Files.