Accession Number:

AD0639732

Title:

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND COMPETITION IN PROCUREMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The problem is considered of private ownership of nonpatentable technical rights and its effect on the Governments effort to enlarge the scope of competition in procurement. Under the Governments present policy it is difficult to determine specifically which data are developed at private expense thus there is danger of confiscation of private data under R and D contracts, or of overpayment for privat data. Alternative policies are that rights could be ignoreed, lump-sum payments for rights might be made, or licenses might be used. Under a suggested compromise policy, the Government might be satisfied if contractors would supply complete form, fit, and function data as well as Government-financed R and D data. The Government would only acquire detailed manufacturing data on internal components of items procured as units when the processes and designs were developed at Government expense. If a transfer of private processing information were necessary, the Government could arrange a licensing agreement, including fees and royalties commensurate with the values given up by the licensor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE