Yet, there has been criticism of the NCRPA for its failure to adequately limit antitrust litigation and prevent potential exposure by private plaintiffs to treble-damage liability.
As discussed earlier, the NCRPA has two major technology policy goals: to increase the number of R&D and production joint ventures entered into by U.
establishment of the differences between R&D joint ventures registered through 1993 under the NCRA and since the enactment of the NCRPA in terms of both the kind of research being pursued (pre-competitive vs.
The second technology policy goal of the NCRPA, to increase the competitiveness of the United States in key technological areas of research, development and production, was mandated to be evaluated formally.
The first is that only a tiny number of intraindustry ventures involved in joint production that are likely to produce a product or service have registered under the NCRPA.
Nor is there any real justification for corporate resources to be expended in the public policy arena to acquire rent- seeking legislation amending the NCRPA to incorporate joint marketing ventures.
The evaluation of the major policy goals of the NCRPA can be best summarized as one of mixed accomplishments.
A similar survey/study should be undertaken to answer these and other questions concerning joint R&D activity under the NCRA and NCRPA.