Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Energy: Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer
Office of the General Counsel
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Deputy General Counsel
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

DOE uses the patent system to promote the use of inventions arising from DOE-supported research and development. To that end, any grants or denials of a license application, will be made pursuant to the best interests of the U.S. and the general public. Therefore, among other things, DOE may grant additional non-exclusive, exclusive, or partially exclusive licenses. The Deputy General Counsel has jurisdiction to decide the following types of cases involving: (1) a person whose application for a license has been denied or (2) who can demonstrate that he or she may be harmed by the agency's action, (3) a licensee whose license has been modified or terminated in whole or in part, or (4) a contractor who appeals an agency decision to grant a copyright license to a third party. The Deputy General Counsel's decision is the agency's final action.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
10 CFR 781.65
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Are ex parte contacts prohibited?: 
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
Written (Document-Only) Hearing
How is the type of hearing selected: 
By Agency
By Private Party
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?: 
Adjudication Officer
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Adjudication Officer
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Does the agency permit web-based electronic filing of hearing-related briefs or other documents?: 
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Total # of Hearing Officers: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Regulations/rules of practice governing ADR process (please include CFR citations): 
10 CFR 781.65(g)
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified