Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

CUI Registry: Patent-Secrecy Orders

 

Category-Subcategory: Patent-Secrecy Orders
Category Description:

Patent is a property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States" for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.

Subcategory Description: An order by the Commissioner of Patents that an invention be kept secret and to withhold the publication of an application or the grant of a patent due to national security concerns.
Marking: PSEC

 

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  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for that CUI.
  • Each "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" citation links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy authorizing the control of that information as CUI.
  • Each "Sanctions" authority links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy that includes penalties for CUI misuse of CUI for the associated "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" on the same line.

 

Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority Basic or
Specified
Sanctions
35 USC 181 Basic  

 

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Authority links are updated based on regular re-publication of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, and the CUI Registry maintenance schedule.

 

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