Intellectual Property Files (April 24, 1997, 62 FR 19994)
Central System Office of Naval Research, 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22217-5660. Duplicate portions of records can be retained at various Navy offices of counsel.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Inventors and patent owners of inventions in which Government has an interest or which Department of the Navy has evaluated; copyright owners of works in which Government has an interest; claimants or parties in administrative proceedings or litigation with the Government involving patents, copyrights or trademarks and licensees of Government owned inventions in the custody of the Secretary of the Navy.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Invention disclosures; disposition of rights in inventions of Government employees; patent applications and patented files; patent licenses and assignments; patent secrecy orders; copyright licenses and assignments; patent and copyright royalty matters; administrative claims and litigation with the Government involving patents, copyrights and trademarks including private relief legislation involving these matters; and documents and correspondence relating to the foregoing.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 5022.
Used by Navy patent personnel to determine rights of the Government and employees in employee inventions; to file and prosecute patent applications; to publish invention disclosures for public information and defensive purposes; to provide evidence and record of Government interest in or under patents or applications for patents; to provide evidence and record or patent and copyright licensing and assignment; to determine action or recommended action regarding disposition of claims or litigation; to recommend Government employee incentive awards; and to license inventions. Used by other Navy/Marine Corps commands to determine Government interest in inventions; to permit utilization of inventions; and to support employee incentive awards.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows
To officials and employees of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to determine respective rights of the Government and employee-inventors and to evidence legal interests in patent and copyright licenses and assignments; and for the prosecution of patent applications.
To the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks to administer patent secrecy responsibilities.
To appropriate foreign government offices for prosecution of patent applications.
To officials and employees of the U.S. Copyright Office to evidence legal interests in patent and copyright licenses and assignments.
To the National Technical Information Service for publication of inventions available for licensing; non-governmental personnel (including contractors and prospective contractors) having an identified interest in particular inventions and Government rights therein, in infringement of particular patents or copyrights, or in allowance of royalties of contracts.
To the Congress in the form of reports on particular bills for private relief and reports of action on Congressional and constituent requests.
To government agencies involved in claims or litigation, including the Department of Justice, who have access to prosecute and defend cases.
To all government agencies who have access to license records.
To parties involved in particular licensing arrangements who have access to specific files involved.
The 'Blanket Routine Uses' that appear at the beginning of the Navy's compilation of systems of records also apply to this system.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Paper records in file folders and card files and electronic computer memory.
Subject matter; Navy invention case number; name of inventor, patentee, copyright owner, claimant or correspondent.
Maintained in safes and file cabinets in controlled spaces accessible only by authorized personnel who are properly instructed in the permissible use of the information and on computer memory accessible only by authorized personnel in the Office of Counsel.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Permanent. Transferred to Washington National Records Center when 4 years old. Offered to the National Archives and Records Administration when 20 years old.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Counsel, Code OOCC, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217-5660.
Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the Counsel, Code OOCC, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217-5660.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Counsel, Code OOCC, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217-5660.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Navy's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information obtained from individual inventor, patent or copyright owner, claimant, licenser or licensee, or from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or from U.S. Copyright Office.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: