Intellectual Property, Technology, and the Law in Federal Contracting: An Examination of Hot Topics and Trends
Duration: 115 minutes
The concept of intellectual property and patents can be traced back hundreds of years to the oldest surviving patent recorded in 1449 by the King of England for a 20-year monopoly on a glass-making process new to England. A condition of the patent was that the inventor teach this new method to other English workers, thus balancing the King’s dual interests in protecting and sharing technological advancements. Hundreds of years later, a system of patent law and intellectual property protection has evolved in the United States that combines constitutional protections with the common law and statutory enactments that today presents challenges regarding the government’s interest in, need for, and acquisition of intellectual property in the unique context of government contracting.
In this CLE, an outstanding panel of experts has been assembled to help you navigate through the complex web of intellectual property and government contracting. The panel will discuss the history and framework of the government contracting world, focusing on particular issues of interest with respect to the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. The panel will identify a variety of “hot topics” facing today’s practitioner who is charged with the difficlut task of protecting a client’s intellectual property rights while at the same time negotiating a complex (and often very lucrative) contractual arrangement with the government. Unique avenues of enforcement regarding intellectual property rights in the world of government contracting will also be covered in this timely and informative CLE.
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