Intellectual Property & Technology Rights

Cybersecurity Update—Round II

March 22, 2018
As part of our continuing effort to keep you updated with new developments relating to compliance with the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 252.204-7012, this blog post provides a link to the long-anticipated template for a system security plan and other key information related to implementation of the security controls set forth in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171.

HUBZone Definition of "Employee" Not So Black-and-White

By Peter B. Ford
In a recent decision, HUBZone Appeal of Q Services, Inc., the Small Business Administration ("SBA") clarified that the number of hours worked by a person does not bar SBA from examining the totality of the circumstances to determine whether that individual qualifies as an employee for HUBZone program eligibility purposes.

What’s in a name? Alleviating Confusion About Trademarks

June 23, 2017
The name of your company is important. It is the proper noun that identifies the company. It is the official name under which the company does business. The company has built its brand under that name. To protect the reputation or goodwill that you have built in the public under the company’s name you should consider seeking federal trademark registration.

Non-Commercial Computer Software Rights and Government Misconceptions About What It Buys

October 18, 2016
By Isaias Alba IV
This article is the third installment in a series on Data Rights in Federal Contracts. We first wrote about what...

How the New Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Impacts Government Contractors

July 14, 2016
The overwhelming bipartisan passage by both the House and Senate of the new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”)...
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