Intellectual property created by state employees; adds new reporting requirements. (SB242)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Intellectual property created by state employees.  Adds new reporting requirements for agencies that seek patent protection or seek to license or transfer any interest in intellectual property developed by state employees. The bill also makes several technical changes to the requirements of the intellectual property policy developed by the Secretary of Administration. To accommodate the technical changes, the bill also extends the reporting deadline for the Secretary of Administration in developing a statewide policy and guidelines. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101352D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2010Passed by temporarily
01/26/2010Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2010Amendment by Senator Watkins agreed to
01/26/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB242E
01/26/2010Printed as engrossed 10101352D-E
01/26/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB242E)
03/03/2010Passed by in Science and Technology with letter


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB716.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Administration, Technology - Intellectual Property