Protecting GovCon Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software: The Current Landscape

Holland & Knight Webinar
CLE Available, Webinar
February 26, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Please join Holland & Knight's Government Contracts Group for "Protecting Government Contractor Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software: The Current Landscape."

Partners David Black and Terry Elling will provide an overview on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) provisions regarding the government's license rights for data and software developed under or used to perform government contracts. Our presenters also will provide insights on what contractors must do to protect their intellectual property (IP) regarding data and software.

Topics include:

  • recommendations of the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (Section 809 Panel) for regulatory changes relating to the acquisition of rights in technical data and software, especially commercial software
  • new provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 concerning government IP rights, including the right of the U.S. Secretary of Defense or a military department to authorize use of software and data pending resolution of a formal dispute
  • recent case law concerning a major aerospace contractor's efforts to protect its ownership rights in data provided to the government with unlimited rights

We look forward to you joining us for this highly informative webinar that will benefit federal contractors of all sizes, their general counsels and in-house legal departments, and other industry professionals who perform work for the government.

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Holland & Knight is an approved CLE provider in several jurisdictions, including California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Texas. All reasonable efforts to seek CLE credits for this program will be made. In certain instances, some programs may not be awarded CLE credits because of either content or jurisdictional restrictions. For New York attorneys, this program's format qualifies for CLE for transitional (newly admitted) and experienced attorneys.

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