IP in Government Contracts: Developments to Watch in 2017

In 2017, a big intellectual property and government contracts issue will be the government’s acquisition of rights in a company’s proprietary software.  Data rights for government contractors has been defined and redefined over the past five years.  As a result, government contractors need to pay careful attention to what is categorized as reintegration and segregation data, the new category of data that Congress created in a 2012 regulation.  Contractors should figure out how to segregate this data themselves from proprietary information so that the government cannot claim allocation rights.

Topics discussed in this video:

  • Allocation of Rights Depends on Who Pays
  • Changes in Data Rights at the Department of Defense
  • Perpetual Rights to Data
  • How Should Companies Respond?