A patent is a 20-year exclusive right to make, use, or sell an invention. An invention can be art, machinery, a manufactured item, design, or any new improvement that is patentable under the laws of the United States.
PDM Contact: Krista Bibb (703) 358-1914, Krista_Bibb@fws.gov
Employees who develop inventions that contribute to the efficiency or economy of, or otherwise improve Government operations, may receive cash awards. They are also eligible to receive royalties.
For more information on inventions and patents, read 402 FW 1 or contact Krista Bibb at (703) 358-1914.
The Division of Policy and Directives Management administers and monitors the patents and inventions program and serves as liaison between the Service and the Office of the Solicitor.
Last updated: July 3, 2013
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