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A comprehensive course for Contractors and Agencies.
Maximizing & Preserving the Value of your Intellectual Property
The Government Contract Intellectual Property Workshop is a comprehensive course designed for lawyers and contracting professionals, whether they represent government contractors, educational institutions, or government agencies.
This course effectively blends detailed instruction with practical, hands-on exercises that are designed to explain and reinforce the complex legal rules and requirements relating to the origination and allocation of contractors’ rights in intellectual property used or arising in the performance if U.S. government procurement contracts. Real world examples and interactive problem-solving exercises provide what purely lecture-based presentations cannot – real time reinforcement that maximizes the educational and practical benefits for each participant.
The effects of the creation and allocation of rights in intellectual property upon the profitability of commercial entities and the operational efficiency of governmental entities has never been more evident. The generation, use, and control of intellectual property rights is a material factor for consideration in the preparation and execution of many, if not most entities’ business plans. In this respect, the government contracting environment is little different from the purely commercial business environment. When it comes to how intellectual property is generated, used, and controlled, however, the government procurement environment is governed by statutes and regulations that impose risks and present opportunities to contractors that can be very different from the risks and opportunities found in the commercial environment.
The purpose of this course is to identify and discuss the statutes and regulations that govern the creation, allocation, and preservation of intellectual property rights under federal government procurement contracts. The course is organized into specific educational modules. Each module starts by presenting the basic rules and regulations relevant to the specific topic of the module and concludes with interactive practical exercises. These interactive practical exercises use real world examples -- fact patterns, negotiating positions, or contract clauses – to highlight the operation of the rules and regulations presented in the module with the goal of developing responses that reflect defensible applications of these legal requirements. Consequently, this approach gives each participant the opportunity to test and reinforce her or his understanding of this material in real time and while in an educational environment.
This course is presented primarily by Rod Marvin, a dynamic speaker with solid legal credentials and extensive, current experience in this complex legal arena. In addition, as relevant late breaking developments occur, the presentation will be supplemented, when possible, by a guest speaker with specific insight into the development.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Module 1: Threshold Questions and Analysis
Module 2: Allocation of Rights in Inventions Made with Federal Assistance
Module 3: Actions Required to Secure Contractor Rights in Inventions Made with Federal Assistance
Module 4: Actions Required to Preserve Rights in Inventions Made with Federal Assistance
II.Technical Data and Computer Software
Module 5: Threshold Questions and Analysis
Module 6: Allocation of Rights in Noncommercial Technical Data and Computer Software Required to be Delivered Under US Government Contracts
Module 7: Actions Required to Secure Rights in Noncommercial Technical Data and Computer Software Required to be Delivered Under US Government Contracts
Module 8: Actions Required to Preserve Rights in Noncommercial Technical Data and Computer Software Required to be Delivered Under US Government Contracts
Module 9: Allocation of Rights in Commercial Technical Data and Computer Software
Federal Publications Inc., founded in Washington, DC in 1958, is recognized as the dominant force in providing Government procurement information to contracts professionals—the leader for high quality print publications, electronic materials, and educational seminars on Government contracting subjects. Construction contracting, immigration law, personnel and employment, international law and business, and environmental law are other areas in which Federal Publications has gained a reputation for high quality products.