The United States Department of Commerce: Serving the Nation

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Department of Commerce, 1977 - 36 pages
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Page 25 - The patent system added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.
Page 23 - States of a complete and consistent system of physical measurement; coordinates that system with measurement systems of other nations; and furnishes essential services leading to accurate and uniform physical measurements throughout the Nation's scientific community, industry, and commerce.
Page 25 - ... innovation and the scientific and technical advancement of American industry. It examines applications and grants patents on inventions when applicants are entitled to them, publishes and disseminates patent information, records assignments of patents, maintains search files of US and foreign patents for public use, and supplies copies of patents and official records to the public. Similar functions are performed relating to trademarks. (Copyrights are the responsibility of the...
Page 19 - Service conducts biological research on economically important species, analyzes economic aspects of fisheries operations and rates, develops methods for improving catches, and, in cooperation with the US Department of State, is active in international fisheries affairs. With the US Coast Guard, the National Marine Fisheries Service conducts enforcement and surveillance operations on the high seas and in territorial waters. It also studies game fish behavior and resources, seeks to describe the ecological...
Page 19 - The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks to discover, describe, develop, and conserve the living resources of the global sea, especially as these affect the American economy and diet. The Fisheries Service conducts biological research on economically important species, analyzes economic aspects of fisheries operations...
Page 20 - Administration is responsible for determination of seaward boundaries which are generally established with reference to the coastline as regards the petroleum industry's plans concerning future oil and gas matters in offshore areas revolving around legal problems of jurisdiction. NOAA also maintains data centers for geodetic, geomagnetic, seismological, meteorological, aeronomic, and oceanographic information, providing a single source of readily available environmental data to specialized and general...
Page 18 - Grant administers and directs the National Sea Grant Program. This program provides support for institutions engaged in comprehensive marine research, education, and advisory service programs, supports individual projects in marine research and development, and sponsors education of ocean scientists and engineers, marine technicians, and other specialists at selected colleges and universities.
Page 3 - In carrying out this mandate, its services bring into focus those economic opportunities that challenge the initiative of business and industry. Its programs promote the increased use of science and technology in the development of our industrial capacity and the production of civilian goods.
Page 3 - foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce, [and] * * * manufacturing and shipping * * * industries * * * of the United States.
Page 25 - ... foreign patents on file. More than 70,000 new patents are granted annually. In addition to patents on devices, compositions, and processes, these include patents on new ornamental designs of manufacture and new varieties of plants. The Patent Office has a system of classification in which the patents...

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