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Technology Transfer Handbook for the U.S. Geological Survey 2003

Note: These are Microsoft Word documents. Below are links to sections of the handbook. You can download the entire handbook HERE. (MS Word, 626KB) CONTENTS

  • ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS HANDBOOK
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1. What is Federal Technology Transfer?
    • 2. Why Should Technology Transfer Be Important to You?
    • 3. How This Handbook Can Help
  • I. WHY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IS IMPORTANT
    • 1. Technology Transfer Defined
    • 2. Purpose of Technology Transfer
    • 3. Benefits
    • 4. Importance
  • II. THE FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT
    • 1. History
    • 2. USGS Policy for Technology Transfer
  • III. HOW TO DO IT
    • 1. Types of Tools
      • A. Promotional Tools
      • B. Proactive Technology Transfer Tools
    • 2. Related Procedures
      • A. Contributions
      • B. Work-for-Others
      • C. User Facilities
        • Model Contract For Work-For-Others
    • 3. Marketing Federally-Developed Technology
      • A. Marketing: What Is It?
      • B. Components of the Marketing Plan
        • Sample Market Plans
    • 4. Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
      • A. CRADAs and Their Benefits
      • B. Who May Enter Into a CRADA With the USGS
      • C. Types of Resources Partners May Contribute
      • D. Obligations of CRADA Parties
      • E. Completing the Legal/Financial Components of the CRADA
      • F. Steps for Creating and Executing a CRADA
      • CRADA Forms
        • Form 1: Industrial Participant Questionnaire
        • Form 2: Samples of Federal Register Announcements
        • Form 3: The CRADA Document
        • Form 4: Discipline Proposal
        • Form 5: Conflict of Interest Statement
        • Forms 6a-6b: CRADA Decision-Tree and CRADA Criteria Checklist
        • Form 7: Discipline Recommendation Memorandum
        • Form 8: Transmittal Letter
        • Form 9: Report of Invention Form
        • Form 10: CRADA Report
    • 5. Inventions and Patents
      • A. Background
      • B. Rights in Inventions
      • C. Types of Patents
      • D. Basic Responsibility
      • E. Patent Application Process
      • F. Awards and Royalties
      • G. Invention Disclosure
      • H. Protecting Federal Inventions From Disclosure
      • I. Record keeping
    • 6. Patent Licenses
      • A. Policy for Awarding Licenses
      • B. Background
      • C. Licenses
      • D. Rights to Sublicense
      • E. License Applications
      • F. Private Sector Invention Licensing to the Government
      • G. Copyrights
      • H. Trademarks/Service Marks
      • Invention/Licensing Forms
        • Forms 11: Non-Disclosure Agreements
        • Form 12: Patent License Application and Sample License Agreement
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