Relates to the maintenance of a database on intellectual property generated by state employees or developed through state-funded research which shall include, at a minimum, a brief description of the intellectual property and up-to-date contact information for each item.
Ayes (9): Stachowski, Hassell-Thompson, Parker, Stewart-Cousins, Aubertine, Espada, Foley, Griffo, Volker
Ayes W/R (3): Alesi, Fuschillo, Robach
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the maintenance of a database on intellectual property
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a database of intellectual property in the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR).
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new paragraph K-1 to Subdivision 3 of section 3152 of the public authorities law to include in the duties and responsibilities of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation the operation and maintenance of a public, interactive database of all intellectual property generated by state employees or developed through state-funded research.
Amends subparagraphs (x) and (xi) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 3155 of the public authorities law to include an update on the status of such database in the annual report of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation.
JUSTIFICATION: Countless products and processes are developed in part with funds invested by the State, but often these do not get beyond the development stage. This intellectual property should be catalogued and made public so that individuals and/or companies interested in commercializing any of the property have a comprehensive and current database where all such items and appropriate contacts are listed.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007-2008: A.8676
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7979 IN SENATE May 27, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Devel- opment and Small Business AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the mainte- nance of a database on intellectual property THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 3152 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new paragraph (k-1) to read as follows: (K-1) TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A PUBLIC, INTERACTIVE DATABASE OF ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GENERATED BY STATE EMPLOYEES OR DEVELOPED THROUGH STATE-FUNDED RESEARCH WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND UP-TO-DATE CONTACT INFORMA- TION FOR EACH ITEM; S 2. Subparagraphs (x) and (xi) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 3155 of the public authorities law, as amended by section 4 of part C of chapter 63 of the laws of 2005, are amended to read as follows: (x) number of patents awarded to the college or university as a direct result of research related to the award and income generated from the licensure or sale of such intellectual property;
[and](xi) CURRENT STATUS OF THE INTERACTIVE DATABASE OF INTELLECTUAL PROP- ERTY CREATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (K-1) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS TITLE; AND (XII) any other information deemed appropriate by the director. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00530-01-9