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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. August 24, 1942 [E. A. S. 268] Agreement between the United States of America and Great Britain respecting interchange of patent rights, information, inventions, designs, or processes. Signed at Washington August 24, 1942; effective January 1, 1942. The Government of the United States of America and the Govern- ment of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in further fulfillment of the policy set forth in their agreement of February 23, 1942 on the principles applying to mutual aid in the A, p' 143. prosecution of the war against aggression,['] have considered the inter- change of patent rights, information, and similar matters, and have authorized their representatives to agree as follows: Reciprocal procure ment of patent rights, etc.; availability. 22 U. S. C., Supp I, §§411-419. " Nationals." Duration. ARTICLE I Each Government, in so far as it may lawfully do so, will procure and make available to the other Government for use in war production patent rights, information, inventions, designs, or processes requested by the other Government. In the case of the United States of America, the law authorizing such procurement and transfer is now the Act of the Congress of the United States approved March 11, 1941 (Public 11, 77th Congress) .[2] Each Government will bear the cost of the pro- curement of such patent rights, information, inventions, designs, or processes from its own nationals. In this Agreement the term "na- tionals" shall include all corporations and natural persons domiciled, resident, or otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Government con- cerned (as well as the Government itself and all of its agencies), except natural persons who are exclusively citizens or subjects of the country of the other Government. The basic principle as to which Government shall undertake and bear the cost of procurement in doubtful cases shall be decided in accordance with whether dollar or sterling costs are necessarily involved. In the former case the Government of the United States of America will effect acquisition and in the latter case the Gov- ernment of the United Kingdom will effect acquisition, but each Gov- ernment will pay the remuneration and other expenses of its own repre- sentatives incurred in connection with communicating any research or manufacturing information to the other Government. ARTrcLE II All patent rights so acquired shall be acquired and used for the pur- poses of, and until the termination of, the war only, unless otherwise expressly provided, except that contracts entered into (for the produc- 1 [Executive Agreement Series 241.] 2 [55 Stat. 31.]