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Suggested Citation:"CONTENTS." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Primer on Patentability and Use of Ideas Developed by Contractors Performing Work for State and Federal Transportation and Local Planning Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24693.
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CONTENTS I. Introduction, 3 A. Purpose of Digest, 3 B. Statutory Scheme, 3 C. Overview of This Digest, 8 II. Patent Issues with Federal Contracts, 8 A. Contractor Rights to Inventions Made on Federal Contracts, 8 B. Rights Retained by Federal Government, 10 C. Patent Rights Under Alternative Contracting Vehicles, 11 D. Use of Patented Inventions in the Performance of Federal Contracts, 12 III. State and Local Contracts with Federal Funding, 14 A. Patentability of Inventions by Contractors on Federally Funded Contracts, 14 B. Rights Retained by Federal, State, and Local Governments, 16 C. Use of Patented Inventions on Federally Funded Contracts, 19 IV. Other Patentability Issues with State and Local Contracts, 21 A. Rights Retained by State and Local Governments to Contractor Inventions, 21 B. Patentability of Inventions by Contractors on State and Local Contracts, 22 C. Patentability of Inventions by State Transportation Agency Employees, 23 V. Patent Infringement on State and Local Contracts, 24 A. Use of Patented Inventions in the Performance of State and Local Contracts, 24 B. Defenses to Infringement in the Performance of State and Local Contracts, 27 VI. Conclusions, 31

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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Legal Research Digest 73: Primer on Patentability and Use of Ideas Developed by Contractors Performing Work for State and Federal Transportation and Local Planning Agencies summarizes federal and state patent laws and then reviews the similarities and differences between the two. It also discusses and distinguishes patentability issues concerning inventions by contractors for federal contracts, federally funded state and local government contracts, and state and local government contracts sourced by state and local funds. The balance of the digest is dedicated to a thorough review of patent infringement on state and local government contracts and defenses in the performance of these contracts.

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