In such reviews, mechanisms should be put in place to protect intellectual property through the filing of patents and through a limited number of non-disclosure agreements, but the exchange of required information should not be otherwise restricted in a way that might protect inappropriate or poorly conceived approaches from scrutiny.
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"2. Strategic Assessment of the Vision 21 Program."
Review of DOE's Vision 21 Research and Development Program -- Phase 1.
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