Protecting Your Data Rights

Preserving Rights in Computer Software and Technical Data
Date: Friday, March 18, 2011
Location: Bethesda, MD
Course: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 8:30 a.m. - Refreshments, Coffee, Bagels, Juice
Cost: $350 per person
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Call (888) 661-4094, Ext. 2 for more information

It is not uncommon for executives contracting with the federal government to grant broad licenses to valuable, proprietary technology without knowing: (1) the scope of what was granted; and (2) the steps that can be taken to avoid giving away the "crown jewels."

This half-day seminar is designed to help contractors protect their valuable computer software, patents, and technical data rights.

More often than you might think, government contractors grant the federal government "unlimited" rights to valuable corporate technology. Often this happens because the contractor:

  1. Failed to discuss and negotiate a fair allocation of technical data and software rights at the pre-award stage; and/or
  2. Failed to take the necessary procedural steps to preserve technical data and software rights during contract performance.

It doesn't have to be that way. Although this can be a complex area of law, general rule awareness and knowing your rights can go a long way toward preserving and protecting corporate technology. This half-day seminar will arm you with critical knowledge. You'll learn about:

The three standard government licenses: unlimited, limited, and governmental purpose.

  • The definition of a  "commercial item" and ways to use the commercial item rules to your company's advantage.
  • The importance of developing at private expense.
  • The importance of properly marking data, retaining evidence, and providing notice to the government, along with methods for institutionalizing these critical processes.
  • The remedies for the government's misuse of proprietary information.

In a hurry? Click here or call (888) 661-4094, Ext. 2.

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