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56 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN-PATENT RIGHTS, ETC.-AUG. 24 , 1942 tion, use or disposition of articles) which cannot be terminated without penalty, may be completed, and all articles on hand at the termination of the war, or completed as permitted herein, may be used and dis- posed of. Information, inventions, designs, or processes so acquired and not covered by patents or patent applications shall be acquired upon such terms as may most expeditiously make such information, inventions, designs, or processes available for the purposes of the war, with provision, to the extent practicable, for the limitation of the use thereof for the purposes of and until the termination of the war. When the information, invention, design, or process is of a category for which the other Government requests secrecy upon security grounds, each Government will take such steps as it deems practicable to ensure the appropriate degree of secrecy in manufacture and use. The term "termination of the war", for the purposes of this Agreement, shall mean the date when the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom have ceased to be jointly engaged in actual hostilities against a common enemy, or such other date as may be mutually agreed upon, and shall not be dependent on the date of the signing of a peace treaty. 1595 "Termination of the war." AliTCL III Such acquisition by the Government of the United States of America will be effected in accordance with regular Lend-Lease procedure (or its then current equivalent) and will be financed under such program, except that other procedure may be used in those instances where no expenditure of funds is necessary. Procedure. ARTICLE IV Such acquisition by the Government of the United Kingdom will be effected on the basis of written requests submitted by any authorized department or agency of the Government of the United States of America to the British Supply Council (or to such other agency of the Government of the United Kingdom as may be designated from time to time). Copies of all such requests will be furnished to the Office of Lend-Lease Administration. The British Supply Council will furnish to that Office reports as to all patent rights, information, inventions, designs, or processes obtained and transferred to the agency requesting the same and the acquisition cost thereof, if any. Basis of acquisition; reports. ARTICLE V In so far as is found practicable in the circumstances of each case, adequate licenses or assignments and contract rights shall be acquired by each Government, in accordance with the requests of the other Gov- ernment, and transferred to the other Government. Where desirable each Government will sponsor necessary relationships and permit deal- ings between the original grantor and the ultimate user. It is contem- Licenses or assign- ments and contract rights.