The status and value of patent rights owned by private enterprise may be materially affected by the procurement policies and practices of the Federal Government. The most publicized and controversial policies are found in the rules and regulations of the Department of Defense, the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is the purpose of this article to delineate the major differences being promulgated by these three governmental agencies.
Charles W. Small, Government Recognition and Acquisition of Patent Rights, 11 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 363 (1962)