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This is session 1 of 3 in a brand new FPS Intellectual Property Series.

The "data rights" clauses in the FAR and DFARS are some of the longest and least understood contract provisions. But if one steps back from the length of the data rights clauses and instead views them with some very simple, common-sense concepts in mind, the clauses become surprisingly easy to understand and to apply.

In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will explain the basic principles of rights in technical data and clarify the common misunderstandings about who owns the rights in the data, whether the data rights clauses require delivery, when development occurs, what is private expense, who gets rights in government-funded modifications, how to alert the government to your rights and to correctly mark your data, and how to keep your engineers from inadvertently giving up your data rights.
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