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The Florida Statutes

The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
Chapter 288
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Section 288.9511, Florida Statutes 2003

1288.9511  Definitions.--As used in ss. 288.9511-288.9517, the term:

(1)  "Educational institutions" means Florida technical institutes and vocational schools, and public and private community colleges, colleges, and universities in the state.

(2)  "Enterprise" means a firm with its principal place of business in this state which is engaged, or proposes to be engaged, in this state in agricultural industries, natural-resource-based or other manufacturing, research and development, or the provision of knowledge-based services.

(3)  "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, or joint venture that carries on business, or proposes to carry on business, within the state.

(4)  "Product" means any product, device, technique, or process that is, or may be, developed or marketed commercially; the term does not refer, however, to basic research, but rather to products, devices, techniques, or processes that have advanced beyond the theoretical stage and are in a prototype or industry practice stage.

(5)  "Qualified security" means a public or private financial arrangement that involves any note, security, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest of participation in any profit-sharing agreement, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable security, investment contract, certificate of deposit for a security, certificate of interest or participation in a patent or application thereof, or in royalty or other payments under such a patent or application, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security or any certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or option warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the foregoing to the extent allowed by law.

(6)  "Technology application" means the introduction and adaptation of off-the-shelf technologies and state-of-the-art management practices to the specific circumstances of an individual firm.

(7)  "Technology commercialization" means the process of bringing an investment-grade technology out of an enterprise, university, or federal laboratory for first-run application in the marketplace.

(8)  "Technology development" means strategically focused research aimed at developing investment-grade technologies essential to market competitiveness.

History.--ss. 4, 14, ch. 93-187; s. 90, ch. 96-320; s. 35, ch. 99-251; s. 80, ch. 2003-399.

1Note.--Section 80, ch. 2003-399, provides that "[i]n order to implement Specific Appropriation 2315E of the 2003-2004 General Appropriations Act, and notwithstanding section 14 of chapter 93-187, Laws of Florida, sections 288.9511, 288.9515, and 288.9517, Florida Statutes, relating to technology development activities of Enterprise Florida, Inc., shall not stand repealed on December 31, 2003, as scheduled by such chapter law, but are repealed on July 1, 2004."

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