The contractor shall hold and save the government and its officers, agents, servants, and employees harmless from liability of any nature or kind, including cost and expenses for, or on account of, any patented or unpatented invention, process, article, or appliance manufactured or used in the performance of the contract, including its use by the government, unless otherwise specifically stipulated in the contract documents.

License and/or royalty fees for the use of a process which is authorized by the government on the project must be reasonable, and paid to holder of the patent or his authorized licensee, directly by the government and not by or through the contractor.

If the contractor uses any design, device, or materials covered by letters of patent or copyright, he shall provide for such use by suitable agreement with the owner of such patented or copyright design, device, or material. It is mutually agreed and understood, that, without exception, the con tract prices shall include all royalties or costs arising from the use of such design, device, or materials, in any way involved in the work. The contractor and/or his sureties shall indemnify and save harmless the governr1ent from any and all claims for infringement, by reason of the use of such patented or copyrighted design, device, or materials or any trademark or copyright in connection with work agreed to be performed under this contract, and shall indemnify the government for any cost, expense or damage which it may be obligated to pay by reason of such infringement at any time during the work or after completion of the work.

History: Rule 5-84, eff 11 Jul 84, (part).