Summary: S.1581 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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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.