Government Contracts: Protecting Intellectual Property

08 September 2021 Practical Law Publication
Author(s): Erin L. Toomey

The US government invests more than $100 billion each year on contracts, grants, and other types of agreements with private companies, educational institutions, and non-profit entities for the research and development of new technologies, products, and processes. It is important for contractors to understand the rights the US government acquires in the intellectual property (IP) developed and delivered under and used in performing these government-funded or government-sponsored agreements.

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