A final rule amending the FAR was issued to clarify, streamline, and update FAR Part 27, “Patents, Data, and Copyrights,” and associated clauses in FAR Part 52. 72 Fed. Reg. 63045 (Nov. 7, 2007). This “rewrite” does not include substantive changes to FAR Part 27 policies or procedures, except where necessary to comply with current statutory or regulatory requirements or to resolve internal inconsistencies. The rule went into effect on December 7, 2007. (Background information and an overview of these changes were provided with the proposed rule that was published in May 2003. See 68 Fed. Reg. 31790 (May 28, 2003).)