(1) A recipient is subject, when a large company, to paragraph 305 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2457) with respect to the ownership rights of inventions. The term “invention” encompasses any invention, discovery, improvement or innovation. The title of an invention made by a major beneficiary as part of a cooperation agreement is first of all related to NASA. The recipient can apply for a waiver under NASA Patent Waiver Regulations in order to obtain ownership of inventions made under the agreement. Such a request may be made before the agreement (or 30 days later) for all inventions made under the agreement. In addition, applications can be made on a case-by-case basis at any time if a single invention is made. Such exemptions are granted generously and quickly, after review by NASA`s Invention and Contribution Committee and approval by NASA`s General Council. When a waiver is granted, all inventions made during the performance of work under the agreement are subject to certain reporting, voting and submission requirements, an unlicensed licence to the government, invasion rights and certain other reservations. b) Delegations managing grants and cooperation agreements are managed by the use of NF 1674 (Annex F for Part A of this Part 1260). When management tasks have been assigned to the ONR, NF 1674, the allocation document and the approved budget are sent in a single package (electronic, if possible) to the ONR. (a) All communications on the financing possibilities of grants and cooperation agreements are synnomized. The synopsis is prepared within the Nasa Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS) under the following prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/nais/index.cgi; through the use of the Electronic Detachment System (EPS) and www.Fedgrants.gov.
Synopsis must be transmitted electronically www.Fedgrants.gov no later than three business days after the full announcement is published. All abstracts must contain instructions where the full announcement of the opportunity is available. e) When two or more components are manufactured in a single coherent system so that the components lose their own identity and their separation renders the system useless to its original purpose, the components are considered to be components of a single system. If such a system contains components of the receiving system, the property is considered tax-exempt. The requirement for an agreement on the maintenance of the acquisition option by NASA also applies when one or more components purchased by the recipient, costing $5,000 or less, are expected to be manufactured in a single coherent system costing more than $5,000. An item used next to a system without losing its identity and usefulness without wasting time is considered a separate element and not an integral part of the system. b) The contract representative is NASA`s authorized representative for the administrative elements of all work performed under the agreement. c) Projects that normally lead to a co-op to a commercial organization are projects that are: technical delegate. The official of NASA`s cognist office responsible for monitoring the technical aspects of the work as part of a cooperation agreement.
The technical representative of a contract agent may act as a technical representative. Financial documents, supporting documents, statistical records and all other recordings (or microfilms) relevant to this cooperation agreement are retained for a period of three years, with the exception of the fact that registrations for non-repudable assets acquired with co-operative funds are kept for three years from their final availability and that, when definitive claims, claims or tests are filed before the end of the three-year period, the records of all disputes, claims or audits are retained.