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This is session 2 of 3 in the FPS Intellectual Property Series.

If you thought there were misconceptions about rights in technical data, be assured there is even greater confusion about rights in noncommercial and commercial computer software.

In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will address the fundamental aspects of the software clauses, and point out the commonalities and the differences between those clauses and the technical data provisions. Key differences include the definitions of when development occurs, how one has to mark software (including software within a silicon chip), the notable absence at DOD of any clause for commercial computer software and the corresponding use under the FAR of a peculiar commercial clause. He also will discuss the proper contents of software license agreements, how one prices commercial software, and how uniquely-governmental software can be or become commercial.
About Our Experts
  • W. Jay DeVecchio
    Partner, Washington, Morrison & Foerster
    W. Jay DeVecchio is a litigator and Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. Clients from the aerospace, technology, and health care sectors seek his representation in all facets of government procurement law, from bid protests to complex claims and disputes through suspension and debarment. He also represents clients in related issues such as criminal and civil fraud, qui tam actions, and internal investigations.
    Duke University
    (B.A., 1974, cum laude)
    The Catholic University School of Law
    (J.D., 1978)


    Chambers USA [2005 – 2015]

    Who’s Who Legal [2015]
    Public Procurement

    The Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer [2009-2015]

    The Washington Business Journal [2008]
    A Top Washington Lawyer in Government Contracts

    Washington DC Super Lawyers [2013-2015]
    Government Contracts