S.1581 - Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 07/29/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 102-254|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/28/1993 Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks. Hearings concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 102-1113. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1581 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (11/27/1991)
Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1991 - 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; (2) grant in advance to a collaborating party licenses or assignments for the copyrights, or options thereto; and (3) when such an assignment is made, retain specified rights.
Adds references to software and its author to provisions governing the distribution of royalties received by Federal agencies.