Protection of intellectual property is key to any company’s ability to compete in the marketplace, and that axiom applies equally to defense contractors. Contract and procurement professionals in the defense industry are often in the frontlines, routinely facing challenges in managing and negotiating the government’s rights to technical data and computer software developed by contractors.

This hour-long webinar explains the various types of data rights the government may obtain in contractor’s technical data and computer software under the DFARS. The program also explains the fundamental steps contractors must take to protect their data and explores steps contractors may take in negotiating government’s right to the data as contractors strive to balance the competing objectives of protecting their intellectual property, meeting their government customer’s data needs and winning competitions.