Topic Archives: Intellectual Property


False Claims Act Trends: Technical Data, Software And IP

Government contracting has never been easy. But occasionally it is exciting, at least at the outset: Figuring out how to prepare the most competitive proposal and landing a significant contract are memorable achievements (assuming one survives the bid protest). The work also can be satisfying: Getting the customer what it needs, when it needs it, and doing this well can make a difference in peoples’ lives. ...›

November 16, 2015Compliance, Intellectual Property

Department of Education Proposes Open Licensing Requirement for Grant Recipients

On November 3, 2015, the Department of Education (“DoEd”) issued proposed regulations that would require grantees to give the public unrestricted access to all copyrightable materials or modifications to existing content created in whole or in part with DoEd grant funds (“Materials”). Under this new “open licensing requirement,” grantees must provide to the public a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable license to the Materials. ...›