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Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts 2020 - (Session 1 - 10/21 & Session 2 - 10/28) *Class by Webinar*

October 21 - 28, 2020
Credits: 6.0 Credit Hours

Description: This two-session introductory class provides the information attorneys need to preserve and protect their clients’ IP interests in the government contract setting. Our esteemed faculty will address many aspects of IP rights, including:
  • An overview of the types of intellectual property that may be affected by a government contract
  • Important government contract concepts that IP practitioners need to understand
  • Strategies for preserving IP rights in the government contract context
  • Available remedies against the government in cases of misuse.
Those who attend will learn how the government acquires IP rights and the significance of the acquisition of IP rights in government contracts.  In addition, attendees will find out about government misuse of intellectual property and possible remedies, including injunctions and damages. Our faculty will also discuss the practical strategies for preserving copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and other IP rights when contracting with both the U.S. Department of Defense and civilian agencies within the government, including financing, pre-contract submissions, types of transactions, the monitoring process, and data policies.
Faculty: David S. Bloch, Greenberg Traurig LLP; Richard M. Gray, U.S. Department of Defense; Brian Lally, United States Department of Energy; James G. McEwen, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Participants must register for both sessions, which will run both days from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Fees: $189 D.C. Bar Community Members; $199 D.C. Bar Members; $209 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $229 Others.  
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.


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Brian Lally, Department of Energy’s Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

David Bloch, Greenberg Traurig LLP

James McEwen, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Richard Gray, DoD Office of General Counsel

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