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A Comprehensive Course for Contractors and Agencies on Maximizing & Preserving the Value of 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.

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 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.

 

Dates and Locations
June 5-7, 2017
Embassy Suites Boston Logan
Boston, MA
$1350
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November 6-8, 2017
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
Arlington, VA
$1350
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DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DAY 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Administrative Matters and Introductions
The Foundations of the Regulations Governing USG Rights in Contractor IP
What is Intellectual Property (IP)
Contractor Perspectives on IP
Government Perspectives on IP
Forms of IP
Relevant Statutes and Regulations

There will be a break about midway through the morning session

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LUNCH

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Fundamental IP Issues in Government Contracting
DFARS – Non-commercial Technical Data

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
BREAK

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Group Exercises

DAY TWO

9:00 am – 9:45 am
DFARS – Non-commercial Software 

9:45 am – 11:30 am
DFARS – Commercial Technical Data and Computer Software [Includes Break]

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
The FAR Regime – Technical Data (Commercial/Non-commercial) & Computer Software (Commercial/Non-commercial)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LUNCH

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Open Systems Architecture

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
BREAK

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Data Rights in Practice: How to Implement Requirements to Maximize Protections; Deferred Delivery/Deferred Ordering

DAY 3

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Government Validation & Challenges
Rights in Bid & Proposal Information
NDAs/Proprietary Information 

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Remedies (Non-Patent) [Includes Break]

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LUNCH

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Subject Inventions & Patents

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
BREAK

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Group Exercises; Closing Remarks

Course Faculty from Wiley Rein LLP

SCOTT A. FELDER
Mr. Felder represents clients in the acquisition, protection, management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on patent law. He also advises clients concerning all aspects of intellectual property in relation to government contracts, including with respect to patent rights and rights in technical data and computer software and represents clients in intellectual property disputes with the government. Mr. Felder has specific expertise in intellectual property under U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contracts.

Mr. Felder frequently publishes and speaks on intellectual property law, both generally and in relation to government contracts. He currently serves as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law.

NICOLE OWREN-WIEST
Ms. Owren-Wiest
represents companies on virtually all aspects of government contract formation, performance, compliance, and disputes, with special emphasis on the special rules related to government contract cost accounting, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 cost principles and compliance with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA); Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits; Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs) and other business systems audits; and government data rights and intellectual property issues.  Ms. Owren-Wiest also represents contractors in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and in connection with claims preparation and negotiation; terminations for convenience and default; and contract disputes before the courts and boards of contract appeals.

Chambers USA recognizes Ms. Owren-Wiest for her “outstanding efforts” (2013), deems her “a future leader in the costs disputes sphere” (2012), and commends “her expertise in government contract cost accounting and bid protests” (2011).  Ms. Owren-Wiest frequently lectures and writes articles on a variety of issues affecting government contractors, particularly those related to DCAA audits, government contract cost accounting and pricing, DCAA access to internal audit reports, and government data rights.  She is Editor-in-Chief of The Procurement Lawyer, and an Advisory Board Member of the Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report.

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CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 19.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
APPROVED FOR CLP BY
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 17.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 16.5 (60 minutes), 19.5 (50 minutes)
Embassy Suites Boston Logan
207 Porter Street
Boston, MA 02128
6515675000
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
There is a courtesy room block for this hotel.  Call 617-567-5000 and ask for the ‘Federal Publications’ room block for a rate of $275/night plus taxes.  Reservations must be made by May 1, 2017.
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
1919 North Lynn Street
24th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
5713034041
TRAVEL INFORMATION
METRO RAIL LINE:
Yellow & Silver Line – METRO Stop – Rossyln
From the METRO - 1 Block East and 2 Blocks North on Lynn Street (Deloitte & CEB Offices)

There is not a room block for this location.  Suggested nearby hotels are:

Hyatt Arlington (0.2 mi SW)
1325 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA
703-525-1234

Le Meridien Arlington (156 ft. SE)
1121 19th St. N., Arlingotn, VA
703-351-9170 

Holiday Inn (0.1 mi W)
1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA
703-807-2000

Marriott Key Bridge (0.2 mi NW)
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
703-243-1093

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