Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


The United States Department of Energy (DOE) founded its National Laboratories shortly after World War II. The National Laboratories are large, multi-program research institutions conducting research on various aspects of nuclear energy. This Article focuses on the intellectual property rights issues that arise in business transactions between the National Laboratories and the private sector where research is to be performed. including: research and development subcontracts, cooperative research and development agreements, sponsored research and user facility agreements. and the licensing of intellectual properties.