Summary: S.459 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (05/01/1990)

Amends Federal patent law to provide that any invention made, used, or sold in outer space on a space object or component under the jurisdiction or control of the United States shall be considered made, used, or sold within the United States unless: (1) it has been specifically identified and provided for in an international agreement which the United States has signed; or (2) it is carried on the registry of a foreign state in accordance with the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space. Declares that any invention carried on such registry shall be considered made, used, or sold within the United States if specifically so agreed in an international agreement between the United States and the state of registry.