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Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

by Ralph C. Nash Jr., Leonard Rawicz
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Protect Your Intellectual Property in a Government Contract!

The newest edition of this practical resource 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
  • Many unique intellectual property rules apply only in the area of government contracts--and failure to comply can lead to serious 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
    GeorgeWashington University and Leonard Rawicz, counsel at Skadden,Arps,
    Slate, Meagher, and Flom--provide exclusive insights and reliable, practical guidance on protecting IP rights when entering into government contracts. This newly formatted, new edition helps avoid common and costly mistakes. This valuable resource also addresses the steps needed to segregate and protect your private work from the government work even while maintaining research activity. There is also a discussion on contractor remedies and the advantages of using Administrative Procedures over Judicial Procedures.

    This book covers the most relevant areas of government contracting regulations pertaining to IP including:

    • Bayh-Dole Act (35 USC 201-211) deals with rights to inventions under government contracts
    • Executive Order 12591 extends Bayh-Dole Act to large businesses
    • FAR 52.227-11(a) and FAR 52.227-12(a) state government patent policy applies to subject inventions
    • FAR 52.227-12(c)(1) specifies when contractor must disclose subject invention or lose patent rights
    • DFARS Part 227.71 covers rights in technical data
    • DFARS Part 227.72 covers rights in computer software and documentation

    Plus, this new edition will now offer an additional, optional annual supplement, the Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, 2008
    Statutory and Regulatory Supplement
    , to keep completely current with all relevant statutes, regulations and case law changes from the past year that reference citations in the main volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808019343
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1448
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.80(d)

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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