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Government Rights in Intellectual Property

If you develop hardware, software, pharmaceuticals, copyrighted works, or any intellectual property product or service, doing business with the federal government is rife with hidden risks.

We help organizations navigate the minefield and protect their IP.

Using federal funds involves rules, regulations, and obligations nonexistent in the commercial sphere.

Reporting. Patenting. Marking requirements. It all must be done correctly. Get it wrong, and you forfeit critical rights.

Even without federal funding, government-specific contract clauses and requirements pose a threat to the unwary.

We know how you can get the most value from IP in public and commercial markets. And when and how to take advantage of federal funding.


Representative experience

Help Vanderbilt University create an IP protection structure and technology transfer to separate from its medical center while maintaining a unitary system.

Advise Applied Minds on IP rights in agreements for DoD agencies, military contractors, and commercial companies.

Advise National Council on Quality Assurance on IP rights to assess the quality of Centers for Medicare Services and private providers.

Defend a patent infringement action from the sale of equipment to the U.S. Postal Service.

On behalf of Bat Conservation International, negotiate transferring acoustic bat deterrent technology to reduce bat deaths at wind turbines.

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