NASA officials explain:
“All the standard licensing policies still apply. NASA will only be licensing to U.S. organizations, who will still have to submit the background info required of all licensees of federal IP as required under 37CFR 404. The onus is placed on the licensee to comply with ITAR & Export Control. They are also required to submit annual reports outlining commercialization steps taken and any sales made.”
NASA officials previously revealed their upcoming participation in the 15th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center patent lots—including technologies related to automated software generation, autonomic computing architectures, and autonomic management of environmental monitoring systems—are scheduled to be auctioned off 29 March 2012 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Avionics Intelligence has been following and reporting on this heavily debated topic. For more, read:
The original article at http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/articles/2012/03/nasa-auction-satellite.html
A matter of national security: federal IP on the international stage: http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/articles/2012/03/a-matter-of.html