Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Patent Compensation Board (NNSA)
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Energy: Patent Compensation Board (NNSA)
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Board member
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

The Patent Compensation Board has the authority to determine royalty fees or resolve issues involving the grant of awards (e.g., whether a patent is affected with the public interest, whether a patent license should be granted). The Board consists of three members, appointed by the Secretary of Energy or the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security. The Board's decision may be based either on the paper record or a hearing. In either instance, the decision of the Board is final.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Who may serve as a private party representative?: 
Is the agency permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Who may serve as an agency representative?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
10 CFR Part 780
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
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 Private Party
Required by Rule
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?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
If "Yes," please provide citation(s): 
10 CFR 780.11
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: 
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Adjudicators (Optional): 
"The Board may be appointed to hear cases on an ad hoc basis, or on other such term of service deemed appropriate by the Secretary." 10 CFR 780.9
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified