Housing authority intellectual property
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Housing authority” means a housing authority created under ORS 456.075 (Housing authorities created). “Housing authority” includes a person exercising delegated powers and duties under ORS 456.135 (Delegation of powers or duties), a local government electing under ORS 456.095 (Appointment and qualification of commissioners of housing authorities) to have the powers of a housing authority and a body to which powers and authority are transferred under ORS 456.233 (Transfer of housing authority from governing body to separate board).
(b) “Intellectual property” and “person” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 456.562 (Department intellectual property).
(2) Subject to any superior patent rights or copyrights, a housing authority may license, share or otherwise provide for the use by a person of intellectual property acquired or developed by the authority. Except as provided in this subsection, the housing authority may charge fees for licensing, sharing or otherwise providing for the use of the intellectual property. The housing authority may not charge a fee under this subsection to a federal, state or local government body.
(3) A housing authority may take actions that the authority deems necessary and appropriate to carry out this section, including but not limited to applying for patents or copyright registration to perfect or preserve the authority’s rights in intellectual property. [2003 c.605 §2]
Note: 456.128 (Housing authority intellectual property) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 456 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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