This report summarizes key provisions of the United States. legal regime concerning ownership, dissemination and commercialization of the results of publicly funded research as background for a study on the feasibility of improving access by developing countries and economies in transition to environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) developed in other parts of the world.
Eisenberg, Rebecca S. "Ownership, Commercial Development, Transfer and Use of Publicly Funded Research Results: The United States Legal Regime." In The Role of Publicly Funded Research and Publicly Owned Technologies in the Transfer and Diffusion of Environmentally Sound Technologies, by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; 353-70. Advanced Technology Assessment System, 12. New York and Geneva: United Nations, 2000.