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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 165—OCT. 10, 1951

(2) the term "information" means information originated by or peculiarly within the knowledge of the owner thereof and those in privity with him, which is not available to the public and is subject to protection as property under recognized legal principles. (b) Whenever, in connection with the furnishing of any assistance in furtherance of the purpose of this Act— (1) use within the United States, without authorization by the owner, shall be made of an invention, or (2) damage to the owner' shall result from the disclosure of information by reason of acts of the United States or its officers or employees, the exclusive remedy of the owner of such invention or information shall be by suit against the United States in the Court of Claims or in the District Court of the United States for the district in which such owner is a resident for reasonable and entire compensation for unauthorized use or disclosure. In any such suit the United States may avail itself of any and all defenses, general or special, that might be pleaded by any defendant in a like action. (c) Before such suit against the United States has been instituted, the head of the appropriate department or agency of the Government, which has furnished any assistance in furtherance of the purpose of this Act, is authorized and empowered to enter into an agreement with the claimant, in full settlement and compromise of any claim against the United States hereunder. (d) The provisions of the last sentence of section 1498 of Title 28 of the United States Code shall apply to inventions and information covered by this section. (e) Except as otherwise provided by law, no recovery shall be had for any infringement of a patent committed more than six years prior to the filing of the complaint or counterclaim for infringement in the action, except that the period between the date of receipt by the Government of a written claim under subsection (c) above for compensation for infringement of a patent and the date of mailing by the Government of a notice to the claimant that his claim has been denied shall not be counted as part of the six years, unless suit is brought before the last-mentioned date.

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KEPORTS

SEC. 518. The President, from time to time while funds appropriated for the purpose of this Act continue to be available for obligation, shall transmit to the Congress, in lieu of any reports otherwise required by laws continued in effect by this Act, reports covering each six months of operations in furtherance of the purpose of this Act, except information the disclosure of which he deems incompatible with the security of the United States. The first such report shall cover the six-month period commencing on the date this Act becomes effective. Reports provided for under this section shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, if the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, is not in session. LOCAL CURRENCY

SEC. 519. (a) Upon a determination by the Director that it will further the purpose of this Act, not to exceed $10,000,000 of the funds made available pursuant to section 203 of this Act and not to exceed $25,000,000 of funds made available pursuant to section 302 of this Act may be advanced to countries covered by said sections in return for equivalent amounts of the currency of such countries being made 76100 O - 52 (PT. I) - 27

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