35 U.S.C. §§ 200‐211 provides the statutory basis and framework for federal technology transfer activities, including the patenting and licensing of federally funded Inventions by recipient organizations. The Act permits recipients of federal grants and contracts to retain title to patentable “subject Inventions” that arise with the use of federal funds. Where recipients elect to retain title, the Act requires recipients to file patent applications, seek commercialization opportunities, and if requested by the funding agency, to report all efforts to protect or to commercialize these Inventions back to that funding agency. The Act alsoreserves for the government certain rights in subject Inventions, including (but not limited to) the right to claim ownership of any subject Invention, upon written request.