AIPLA Comments to USPTO on the “Small Entity Government Use License Exception”

March 24, 2020

AIPLA agrees that the proposed 37 CFR §1.27(a)(4)(i)(B) will provide clarity regarding the exception for a government use license under 15 U.S.C. § 3710d(a) that a Federal employee is obligated to grant if he/she is allowed to retain title to the workplace invention.

We also agree with the new exception set forth in the proposed section 1.27(a)(4)(i)(C).

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