- October 8, 2009, a FOIA was sent to NASA requesting the following data:
In order to conduct our investigation and serve the public interest, KEI requests all documents, including email, letters, faxes and other communications, memorandums, power point presentations, and any other information which addresses the use, request to use or the possibility of using U.S. government rights in patents under provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act, including but not limited to possible or actual exercise of the right to a nonexclusive royalty-free license to use an invention, or the exercise March-in rights. This request also includes any cases where the agency has used or considered using the process laid out in the Commerce Regulations 37 C.F.R. 401 to resolve a dispute about the use of the invention. The time period for request is December 12,1980 to present.
On September 2, 2010 NASA answered our request with a letter that claimed that “NASA headquarters conducted a search for records based on your request above. No documents were found at NASA headquarters responsive to your request”.