Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the intellect for which only a specific person or company is the supplier of a particular commodity is assigned to designated owners by law. Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the protections granted to the creators of IP, and include trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets. FAR addresses Intellectual Property indirectly; there is no Part 2 or Part 27 definition of IP. IP is addressed through Rights in Technical Data and Software and Patents and Copyrights in Subsections 27.1 to 27.4. Agencies are free to adopt alternative policies and procedures in their FAR supplements.

The Government encourages the maximum practical commercial use of inventions made under Government contracts. When offerors provide commercial items, they must indemnify the Government for the infringement of US patents. Conversely, the Government may authorize and consent to the use of inventions by offerors even though their use may be covered by US patents.

This one-day “Intellectual Property Basics for Government Buyers” training course covers the use of Patents and Copyrights including infringement liability and the applicability of the Authorization and Consent clause (FAR 52.227-1), Patent Rights under Government Contracts, Rights in Data and Copyrights including the Rights in Data – General clause (52.227-14) which enables contractors to protect qualifying limited rights data and restricted computer software by withholding the data from the government.

Who Should Attend:

  • Requirements/solicitation writers
  • Contracting Officers and Administrators
  • CORs
  • General Counsel
  • Program/Project Managers

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials


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