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Protecting Your Intellectual Property in an Open Systems Architecture Environment
In recent years, likely in light of fiscal constraints, the Government has become more focused on its rights in contractor technical data and computer software. This enhanced focus often manifests itself as an aggressive demand for both data deliverables and rights in a contractor’s intellectual property. This trend will only continue as agencies move towards an Open Systems Architecture (“OSA”) approach.
The same fiscal constraints that have caused the Government to focus on data and data rights are also forcing contractors to explore new markets and new customer bases in order to ensure that they can recapture their investments in technology. Without an understanding of the shifting data rights environment, contractors may jeopardize their ability to monetize their innovations.
• How to recognize an OSA approach to procurement.
• How to best protect intellectual property vis-à-vis the Government, whether the Government is adopting an OSA approach or not.
• How to handle over-reaching on data deliverables or data rights.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Practitioners and other individuals working on a Government contract or sub-contract where they will use, develop, and/or develop information that they consider proprietary to the Government and/or a higher-tier contractor.