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?