H.R.5850 - Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] (Introduced 10/17/1990)(by request)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space and Technology; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/25/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5850 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/17/1990)
Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1990 - Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to allow each Federal agency to: (1) secure copyright on behalf of the United States in any computer software prepared in whole or in part by U.S. employees under a cooperative research and development agreement or other authority, notwithstanding provisions of Federal copyright law; and (2) grant in advance to a collaborating party licenses or assignments for the copyrights, or options thereto, retaining specified rights.
Adds references to software and its author to provisions governing the distribution of royalties received by Federal agencies.