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Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, 6th Edition by Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Leonard Rawicz

Intellectual Property In Goverment Contracts, Sixth Edition

By Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Leonard Rawicz


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Many unique intellectual property rules apply only in the area of government contracts—and failure to comply can lead to seriously adverse consequences, including loss of one's patent or other intellectual property.

Now, two respected experts in this field—Ralph C. Nash Jr., professor emeritus at George Washington University and Leonard Rawicz, counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom—provide exclusive insights and reliable, practical guidance on protecting your IP rights when entering into government contracts.

Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, Sixth Edition enables you to fully account for the crucial changes made to:

  • FAR Part 27—Patents, Data and Copyrights
  • IP issues in RFPs, contracts, and disputes
  • All recent legislation and case law relevant to the role of intellectual property in government contracts

In addition, Intellectual Property in Government Contracts:

  • Helps you properly and confidently addresses IP matters in the RFP process to help win contracts and manage them correctly
  • Keeps you current by providing references to relevant regulations that will help the user address IP issues in their contracts
  • Covers a variety of technical and software/hardware IP issues which contractors face so they can effectively administer their contracts
  • Protects contractors IP so as to avoid common obstacles such as inconsistent language from clause to clause; lack of familiarity with the rules regarding IP; the government's license to use contractors IP; relationship between independent research performed parallel to research performed under government contract; failure to take all proper precautions to protect IP rights from the start
  • Provides extensive reliable insights and guards against the consequences of non-compliance that could lead to complete loss of the contractors IP (including patents, trademarks and copyrights)
Publish Date 09/01/2008
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780808019343
SKU 10028516-0001
Table of Contents
  • Intellectual Property Right
  • Allocation of Patent Right
  • Interpretation of Patent Right Provision
  • Data Acquired Under Contract
  • Rights in Computer Software
  • Rights in Technical Data
  • Technology Transfer Mechanism
  • Government Use of Proprietary Intellectual Property
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Contractor Remedies

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