Thompson Government Contracting

Protecting Your Company's Most Valuable Assets: Intellectual Property Rights

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Webinar Details

Subject: Federal Contracting

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

The technical data and computer software that contractors develop for government customers can become valuable assets—unless the contractor fails to follow the government’s intellectual property rules.

In fact, even small mistakes can lead to catastrophic waivers that cost the contractor any rights to the newly developed IP.

That’s why it’s crucial for contractors to understand what rules and regulations apply and how to follow them without giving up control over products or profits. Here’s how to get the expert guidance you need.

Register now for Protecting Your Company’s Most Valuable Assets: Intellectual Property Rights.

In this 90-minute webinar, Paul Debolt—an expert at representing contractors in intellectual property claims and disputes with the government—explains how key sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program affect contractors’ intellectual property rights for data and software.

Avoid catastrophic waivers of your rights. Debolt highlights the key principles governing the rules as well as specific regulations designed to balance the contractor’s contribution in developing its intellectual property with the US Government’s investment. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to sharpen your understanding of how to handle intellectual property rules, rights and issues. Attendees who complete the webinar will:

  • Learn who retains rights in noncommercial technical data and software
  • Understand who retains rights in commercial technical data and software
  • Review the risks and requirements for marketing data
  • Explore recent legislative and regulatory developments in data marketing

Remember, even relatively innocent mistakes can have catastrophic consequences on your ability to protect—and profit from—your company’s data and software assets. Rely on this webinar for expert guidance on how to do business with the government without giving away intellectual property rights.

Register now for Protecting Your Company’s Most Valuable Assets: Intellectual Property Rights.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is a must for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, manufacturers and counsel. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Inside counsel
  • Contract administrators
  • Program managers
  • Engineering/IT staff

Paul Debolt
Paul Debolt assists companies and individuals on issues that arise from conducting business with the federal government, including civil fraud. He is experienced in the competitive source selection process, defending or prosecuting bid protests, issuing advice concerning compliance with government regulations and laws during the performance of a contract, and helping to resolve disputes and claims during contract performance or as a result of contract termination. Mr. Debolt also has significant experience with due diligence in connection with the merger and acquisition of government contractors, as well as post-transaction matters such as novations. He counsels clients on the Service Contract Act, the civil False Claims Act, joint ventures and teaming agreements, prime-subcontractor disputes, internal investigations, mandatory disclosures and data rights issues.

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