2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 79 - Metal Casting Competitiveness Research Program (Sections 5301 - 5309)
Sec. 5308 - Protection of proprietary rights

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 79 - METAL CASTING COMPETITIVENESS RESEARCH PROGRAM
Sec. 5308 - Protection of proprietary rights
Containssection 5308
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 101-425, §9, Oct. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 919.
Statutes at Large Reference104 Stat. 919
Public and Private LawPublic Law 101-425

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15 U.S.C. § 5308 (2015)

§5308. Protection of proprietary rights

(a) Proprietary rights

No trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, under the meaning of section 552(b)(4) of title 5, which is obtained from a company as a result of activities under this chapter shall be disclosed.

(b) Commercial information

The Secretary, for a period of up to 5 years after the development of information that—

(1) results from research and development activities conducted under this chapter; and

(2) would be a trade secret or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, under the meaning of section 552(b)(4) of title 5, if the information had been obtained from a company,


may provide appropriate protection against the dissemination of such information, including exemption from subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5.

(c) Patent rights

With respect to patent rights, the Institutes shall be treated in the same manner as are nonprofit organizations and small business firms under chapter 18 of title 35, notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in that chapter.

(Pub. L. 101–425, §9, Oct. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 919.)

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