Negotiating Software Licenses and Technology Agreements With the Federal Government: Use Rights and IP Protection
Navigating FAR and DFARS Technical Data and Patent Rights Provisions, Drafting Key Terms
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to technology counsel for negotiating software licenses and technology agreements with the federal government on behalf of software companies. The panel will explain the various federal regulations applicable to government contracts involving technical data and computer software, and best practices for negotiating terms on use rights and IP protection.
- FAR and DFARS regulations impacting software licenses and technology agreements with the federal government
- Best practices when negotiating software licenses
- Strategies for preventing or remedying IP misappropriation
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are some key considerations and best practices for technology counsel when negotiating software and technology use rights with the federal government?
- What measures should technology counsel take to bolster IP protections in software licenses and technology agreements with the federal government?
- What remedies are available to technology companies if the government misappropriates their IP?
John E. McCarthy, Jr.
Crowell & Moring
Mr. McCarthy has spent more than twenty years litigating all forms of government contracts cases for both large and... | Read More
Mr. McCarthy has spent more than twenty years litigating all forms of government contracts cases for both large and small government contractors, with a particular emphasis on bid protests. Because of his strong engineering background, he has particular experience in technology related issues, including litigation regarding complex technology and data rights, patent and other intellectual property issues. In addition to litigating hundreds of bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Small Business Administration, and other U.S. government agencies, he has also litigated and provided counseling on the full range of government contracts issues, including contract formation, organizational conflict of interest, patent and data rights, small business and other socioeconomic concerns, contract claims, prime/sub disputes, M&A transactions involving government contractors, as well as foreign participation in U.S. Government procurement.Close
Keith R. Szeliga
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Mr. Szeliga represents clients ranging from small businesses to the nation's largest defense contractors... | Read More
Mr. Szeliga represents clients ranging from small businesses to the nation's largest defense contractors in a broad range of Government contracts matters, including bid protests before the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims, government contracts compliance, including compliance programs, reviews, and counseling, M&A involving government contractors, subcontracts and teaming agreements and disputes, and CDA claims and appeals. He advises clients regarding the full spectrum of statutes and regulators applicable to government contractors. He publishes and lectures frequently on these and other topics of interest to the government contracts community. His articles have been cited in several court opinions and numerous law review articles.Close