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NPR 7500.2A
Effective Date: June 16, 2022
Expiration Date: June 16, 2027

Subject: NASA Technology Transfer Requirements

Responsible Office: Space Technology Mission Directorate

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1: Technology Transfer Overview

1.1 National Perspective
1.2 NASA Perspective

Chapter 2: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources

2.1 NASA Technology Transfer Program
2.2 Mission Directorate Associate Administrators, Program Managers, and Project Managers
2.3 NASA Center Directors
2.4 Center Technology Transfer Officers
2.5 NASA Office of the General Counsel and Center Intellectual Property Counsels
2.6 NASA and Contractor Innovators
2.7 NASA Technology Transfer System (NTTS)
2.8 NASA Chief Financial Officer and Center Chief Financial Officer

Chapter 3: Documenting NASA-Funded Technology

3.1 Overview of Reportable NASA-Funded Technology
3.2 Engagement with NASA Community to Support Technology Reporting
3.3 New Technology Reports (NTRs)

Chapter 4: NASA Patent Strategy

4.1 Determining the Commercial Potential of a Technology
4.2 Patentability Assessments
4.3 Patent Rights Determination
4.4 Intellectual Property Protections for Software

Chapter 5: Partnerships for Technology Transfer

5.1 Partnerships for Technology Transfer
5.2 Foreign Access to Technology Transfer Materials

Chapter 6: Patent and Copyright Licensing

6.1 Overview of Licensing Authority
6.2 Disseminating Information on Technologies Available for Licensing
6.3 Identifying Potential Licensees
6.4 License Negotiations and Terms
6.5 Distribution of Royalties

Chapter 7: Tracking Partnership and License Results

7.1 Tracking Partnerships and Technology Transfer Licenses
7.2 Reporting Success Stories

Chapter 8: Performance Management and Reporting

8.1 Technology Transfer Metrics
8.2 Reporting Requirements

Appendix A: Definitions
Appendix B: Acronyms
Appendix C: References
Appendix D: Partnerships Mechanisms


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