PUBLIC LAW 98-462—OCT. 11, 19H4
98 STAT. 1815
P u b l i c Law 98-462 9 8 t h Congress A n Act To promote research and development, encourage innovation, stimulate trade, and make necessary and appropriate modifications in the operation of the antitrust laws. ' • ' - - -
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. SHORT TITLE
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Cooperative Research Act of 1984.
SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "National Cooperative Research Act of 1984". 15 USC 4301 DEFINITIONS
SEC. 2. (a) For purposes of this Act: 15 USC 430i. (1) The term "antitrust laws" has the meaning given it in subsection (a) of the first section of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 12), except that such term includes section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45) to the extent that such section 5 applies to unfair methods of competition. (2) The term "Attorney General" means the Attorney General of the United States. (3) The term "Commission" means the Federal Trade Commission. (4) The term "person" has the meaning given it in subsection (a) of the first section of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 12(a)). (5) The term "State" has the meaning given it in section 4G(2) of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 15g(2)). (6) The term "joint research and development venture" means any group of activities, including attempting to make, making, or performing a contract, by two or more persons for the purpose of— (A) theoretical analysis, experimentation, or systematic study of phenomena or observable facts, (B) the development or testing of basic engineering techniques, (C) the extension of investigative findings or theory of a scientific or technical nature into practical application for experimental and demonstration purposes, including the experimental production and testing of models, protot3rpes, equipment, materials, and processes, (D) the collection, exchange, and anedysis of research information, or (E) any combination of the purposes specified in subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), and may include the establishment and operation of facilities for the conducting of research, the conducting of such venture on a protected and proprietary basis, and the prosecuting of applications for patents and the granting of licenses for the