S. 1164 (104th): Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1995

Aug 10, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Reported by Committee)
John “Jay” Rockefeller IV
Senator from West Virginia
Read Text »
Last Updated
Dec 20, 1995
20 pages
Related Bills
S. 1581 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 03, 1991

H.R. 2196 (identical)

Signed by the President
Mar 07, 1996


This bill was introduced on November 9, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 10, 1995
Referred to Committee Aug 10, 1995
Reported by Committee Nov 09, 1995
Full Title

A bill to amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 with respect to inventions made under cooperative research and development agreements, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

12/20/1995--Reported to Senate amended.
Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1995 - Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 regarding title to intellectual property arising from cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) to provide:
(1) the collaborating partner with the option to choose an exclusive or nonexclusive license for a field of use for a resulting CRADA invention;
(2) confidentiality of commercial information; and
(3) limited Government use rights under specified circumstances, such as public health and safety needs.
Provides, with regard to income distribution from intellectual property received by Federal laboratories, for:
(1) agency payments of $2,000 plus 15 percent of future royalties to the inventor, and payments to other contributing personnel; and
(2) laboratory use of royalties for related research and other expenses.
Amends the Fastener Quality Act (FQA) to modify various definitions.
Repeals provisions authorizing the Secretary of Commerce to designate items as being within the definition of fasteners under the FQA. Modifies testing and certification requirements.
Permits an alternative procedure for demonstrating conformity to chemical characteristics standards.
Changes requirements regarding the sale of domestically produced fasteners subsequent to manufacture, including concerning commingling and subsequent purchaser requirements.
Allows designation of Department of Commerce officers or employees to conduct investigations under the FQA. Modifies FQA recordkeeping requirements.
Repeals provisions establishing an advisory committee.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 1164 (104th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus