As in the private sector, protection of your IP is critical when you contract or subcontract with the federal government. The rules regarding the protection of IP such as technical data, computer software, and patents in the federal marketplace often are inconsistent with standard commercial licensing practices.
Our attorneys, teaming with our nationally recognized IP practitioners, effectively negotiate with the government about the types of IP eligible for protection and the related procedural requirements to ensure that such property is safeguarded from unauthorized disclosure. We also work with you to ensure maximum protection of your IP by capitalizing on the special rules that apply to “commercial” computer software and technical data. We will also counsel you on the records you must maintain in order to protect the IP rights you are claiming.