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74-8116. State patent depository library; designation of state agency therefor; grant to establish. (a) The state of Kansas is hereby authorized to establish a patent depository library at a state agency and location designated as prescribed by this section.

(b) "Patent depository library" means a library which has:

(1) Acquired or is in the process of acquiring a collection of United States patents; and

(2) established certain understandings with the patent and trademark office of the United States department of commerce regarding the library's obligations concerning maintenance of the collection, public accessibility to the collection and services offered by the library which afford its effective use.

(c) The board of directors of the Kansas technology enterprise corporation shall solicit proposals from state agencies for establishment of a patent depository library. After consideration of the proposals submitted, the board of directors shall designate the state agency and location for the patent depository library. The patent depository library shall be established with a grant of funds by Kansas technology enterprise corporation, composed of moneys of the corporation or moneys granted to the corporation from private sources, or both such moneys, for acquiring the initial patent collection and related equipment. The state agency designated for the patent depository library shall be responsible for the operating expenditures of the library.

History: L. 1990, ch. 299, ยง 1; July 1.

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