US: Virginia: H.B.1941 Patent and copyright policies; requires Secretaries of Administration and Technology to establish
Policy Title: H.B.1941 Patent and copyright policies; requires Secretaries of Administration and Technology to establish. - Go to the policy
Author(s): Christopher Peace
Description: Patent and copyright policies of the Commonwealth. Requires the Secretary of Administration to establish policies, subject to the approval of the Governor, regarding the use of patents and copyrights owned by the Commonwealth. Such policies shall include, at a minimum, the following: 1. A policy granting state agencies the authority over the use and release of patents and copyrights created by employees of the agency. Such policy shall authorize state agencies to release potentially copyrightable materials under the Creative Commons licensing system. 2. A provision encouraging the Commonwealth and state agencies to seek patent and copyright protection only in those instances where the patents or copyrights have potential commercial value. 3. Subject to approval by the Secretary of Administration, a process permitting state agencies to commercialize patents and copyrights with potential commercial value.