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On Thursday, December 11 at 1 PM Eastern, join our Crowell & Moring attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this 90-minute webinar, we will provide an overview of the key principles governing the rules and regulations relating to rights in technical data, computer software, and patents. Participants will also pick up practical pointers to help contractors avoid traps for the unwary that could inadvertently compromise their intellectual property rights.

Please note that Thompson Information Services charges a fee for this webinar. Registration information can be found here.

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On Wednesday, April 23rd at 1 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this 90-minute webinar, we will provide an overview of the key principles governing the rules and regulations relating to rights in technical data, computer software, and patents. We will include a discussion of recent and impending changes to these rules, particularly as they relate to commercial items and major weapons systems. You will also pick up practical pointers to help contractors avoid traps for the unwary that could inadvertently compromise your intellectual property rights.

Please note that L2 Federal Resources charges a fee for this webinar. Registration information can be found here.

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U.S. Government contractors continue to face increasing challenges when it comes to protecting their intellectual property rights. While there remains uncertainty about how the Department of Defense will implement Section 815 of the fiscal year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (FY 2012 NDAA), the law itself contains language that could significantly impact contractor rights in, and contractor delivery requirements for, technical data and computer software. Moreover, it appears that the U.S. Government is becoming increasingly assertive in challenging contractors’ claimed intellectual property rights restrictions.

On May 15-16, 2013, Crowell & Moring is hosting its annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS), which, for the past 28 years, has provided government contractors with the information they need to stay on top of the latest developments in federal contracting. At this year’s OOPS on May 16, C&M attorneys will describe recent and anticipated changes to the intellectual property landscape in a program called The Pendulum Continues to Swing the Wrong Way for Contractors: The Government’s Continued Assault on Contractor Intellectual Property. John E. McCarthy Jr. will lead a panel featuring Jonathan M. Baker and me. We will discuss updates on the FY 2012 NDAA data rights changes, policy changes impacting contractor intellectual property, and recent case law bearing on intellectual property in the government contracting sphere.

Government contractors can register and find more information on the 29th annual OOPS program, including the complete OOPS agenda, here.

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At 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) on September 13, 2012, Crowell & Moring attorneys John McCarthy and Jon Baker will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the key principles governing the allocation of rights in technical data, computer software, and patents. We will discuss changes to the treatment of commercial items, statutory changes in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 affecting defense contractors as well as regulations relating to patent rights in FAR Part 27/DFARS Part 227. We will also provide some practical tips to help contractors avoid some traps for the unwary which could lead to the compromise of their intellectual property.

Further details and registration information are available at http://l2federalresources.com/2012/intellectual-property-rules-2/.

L2 Federal Resources requires a registration fee for its webinars.

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At 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 29, 2012, Crowell & Moring partner John McCarthy and Jon Baker will conduct a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: Overview and Recent Changes.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the key principles governing the allocation of rights in technical data, computer software, and patents. Additionally, we will discuss the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012’s changes to the intellectual property rights scheme effecting defense contractors. We will also provide some practical tips to help contractors avoid some traps for the unwary which could lead to the compromise of their intellectual property.

Further details and registration information are available at http://l2federalresources.com/2012/intellectual-property/.

L2 Federal Resources requires a registration fee for its webinars.

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On September 28, 2011, I will be participating in an American Bar Association webinar to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s June, 2011, decision in Stanford v. Roche. In Stanford v. Roche, the Supreme Court upheld a Federal Circuit decision finding that under the Bayh-Dole Act, a university does not automatically receive title to an invention, even where the invention was conceived or first reduced to practice in the performance of work under a federal funding agreement. Some believe that the Supreme Court’s decision has muddied the waters regarding how government contractors deal with their employee-inventors. The webinar panelists will discuss the Bayh-Dole Act, the Supreme Court’s decision, and how Stanford v. Roche impacts government contractors.

For registration information and more information on the program, please go to: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t11tsv1.html.