Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Computer Software, Information and Contract Remedies

Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Computer Software, Information and Contract Remedies


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Everything you need to navigate any intellectual property issue as it pertains to federal procurement! This "A to Z" library examines the rights that the government obtains to patents, technical data, computer software and database information supplied under federal contracts.

VOLUME III: Computer Software, Information, and Contract Remedies

A highly regulated area, intellectual property rights are governed by a multitude of laws, statutes, regulations and provisions—including FAR, DFARS, NASA, the Bayl-Dole Act and DoD regulations.

The Intellectual Property in Government Contracts Series helps you navigate this complex maze by delivering an easy-to-understand explanation of all applicable laws, regulations and rulings and how they affect such major issues as:

  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets
  • Copyrights
  • Grants and Cooperative Agreements
  • "Other Transactions"

For convenient reference, the full text of specific cited sections of relevant government regulations and statutes is included.

This authoritative series, written by noted government contracting experts Ralph C. Nash Jr. and Leonard Rawicz, and the result of the partnership of The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH makes it easy for anyone involved in government procurement of intellectual rights to understand — and comply with — the broad and complex controls.

This volume provides a comprehensive summary of all regulations pertaining to computer software in both FAR and DFARS, as well as provisions from theFederal Information Resources Management Regulation. You’ll get expert guidance on:

  • Proposal policy, procurement integrity and the Freedom of Information Act
  • Remedies — both administrative and judicial — available for patent, trade secret and copyright violations
  • Procedures for seeking recourse

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808006534
Publisher: C C H, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 400

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Computer Software

  • Computer Software
  • Databases
  • Contract Coverage
  • Appendix 1 - FAR Part 27.4
  • Appendix 2 - DFARS Part 227 and Clauses
  • Appendix 3 - Executive Order 13103, Computer Software Privacy

CHAPTER 2: Freedom of Information Act

  • Agency Records
  • FOIA Exemptions
  • Release of Exempt Material
  • FOIA Procedures
  • Appendix 1 - DoD Directive 5230.25
  • Appendix 2 - Freedom of Information Act

CHAPTER 3: Contract Remedies

  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets
  • Copyright

APPENDIX 1: Contract Award Controversies

APPENDIX 2: Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, 28 U.S.C. 1498

APPENDIX 3: FAR Subpart 27.2 Equipment Validation Statute

APPENDIX 4: DoD Patent Infringement Administrative Settlements

APPENDIX 5: FAR Subpart 27-2

APPENDIX 6: DoD Validation Statute

APPENDIX 7: Civilian Agency Major Equipment Validation Statute

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