10 USC 2386: Copyrights, patents, designs, etc.; acquisition
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

10 USC 2386: Copyrights, patents, designs, etc.; acquisition Text contains those laws in effect on September 25, 2021
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle A-General Military LawPART IV-SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENTCHAPTER 141-MISCELLANEOUS PROCUREMENT PROVISIONS

§2386. Copyrights, patents, designs, etc.; acquisition

Funds appropriated for a military department available for making or procuring supplies may be used to acquire any of the following if the acquisition relates to supplies or processes produced or used by or for, or useful to, that department:

(1) Copyrights, patents, and applications for patents.

(2) Licenses under copyrights, patents, and applications for patents.

(3) Design and process data, technical data, and computer software.

(4) Releases for past infringement of patents or copyrights or for unauthorized use of technical data or computer software.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 137 ; Pub. L. 86–726, §3, Sept. 8, 1960, 74 Stat. 855 ; Pub. L. 103–355, title III, §3063, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3337 ; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title VIII, §813, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 395 .)

Transfer of Section

Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §§1801(d), 1833(o)(2), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4151 , 4234, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, this section is transferred to subchapter III of chapter 275 of this title, as added by section 1833(n) of Pub. L. 116–283, inserted after section 3791 of this title, and redesignated as section 3793 of this title. See Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note below.

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
2386 31:649b. Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 305, §609, 67 Stat. 350 .

The words "equipment, and materials" are omitted as covered by the word "supplies". The word "hereafter" is omitted as executed. The words "may be used" are substituted for the words "shall * * * be available". The words "if the acquisition relates to" are substituted for 31:649b (1st 8 words of last sentence). In clauses (1), (2), and (4), the word "patents" is substituted for the words "letters patent".

Amendments

1996-Par. (3). Pub. L. 104–106 amended par. (3) generally, substituting "Design and process data, technical data, and computer software" for "Technical data and computer software".

1994-Pars. (3), (4). Pub. L. 103–355 added pars. (3) and (4) and struck out former pars. (3) and (4) which read as follows:

"(3) Designs, processes, and manufacturing data.

"(4) Releases, before suit is brought, for past infringement of patents or copyrights."

1960-Pub. L. 86–726 inserted "or copyrights" after "patents" in cl. (4).

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.