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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.


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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All other locations
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
Fundamental IP Issues in Government Contracting
DFARS – Non-commercial Technical Data
Group Exercises


DFARS – Non-commercial Software 
DFARS – Commercial Technical Data and Computer Software [Includes Break]
The FAR Regime – Technical Data (Commercial/Non-commercial) & Computer Software (Commercial/Non-commercial)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Open Systems Architecture
Data Rights in Practice: How to Implement Requirements to Maximize Protections; Deferred Delivery/Deferred Ordering


Government Validation & Challenges
Rights in Bid & Proposal Information
NDAs/Proprietary Information 
Remedies (Non-Patent) [Includes Break]
Subject Inventions & Patents
Group Exercises; Closing Remarks
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Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
CPE: Continuing Professional Education
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
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For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact Federal Publications Seminars at 888.494.3696.
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)
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