Preserving IP Rights In Government Contracts Subject Of DC Bar Program

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 01:00

A three-part program titled Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner's Guide is being held by the DC Bar this month.

The three dates for the program are Monday, April 20, Wednesday, April 22 and Monday, April 27. On all three dates the course will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:15 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington DC.

From copyrights to software, trade secrets and patents, intellectual property rights increasingly are affected by government contracts. This three-part series is designed to address the needs of both the IP and government contract practitioner.

Intended to function as an introductory course, attendees will be provided with information they need to preserve and protect their clients' IP interests in the government contract setting. Faculty will cover 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 intellectual property rights in the government contract context; an overview of state IP procurement practices; remedies that are available against the government in cases of misuse and more.

Faculty for the three sessions will include David Bloch, Winston & Strawn LLP; Richard Gray, Air Force Office of the General Counsel; John Lucas, Department of Energy; and James McEwen, Stein McEwen & Bui LLP.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

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