Winston & Strawn litigation and intellectual property partner David Bloch, based in the firm's San Francisco office, will be a panelist on an ALI-ABA teleconference titled "Negotiating IP Licenses in Government Contracts," on November 9, 2009 at 12 p.m. (Eastern).
The U.S. Government is a major consumer and producer of high technology and many government contracts require intellectual property licensing such as patents, copyrights, trade secrets, or trademarks. Industry practitioners involved in government contract negotiations need to understand why doing business with the government is different than licensing with private parties, as well as have an understanding of the basic rules that apply to the formation of government contracts, how government license agreements are administered, and the key issues that arise in the enforcement of intellectual property.
Panelists will discuss the following topics:
- Why dealing with the government is different than private parties
- Types of intellectual property that are typically licensed
- Rules for formation of license agreements
- Rules for administration
- Overview of enforcement
Joining Mr. Bloch in this discussion are Richard M. Gray, Associate General Counsel with the U.S. Department of Defense; and James G. McEwen of Stein McEwen LLC. The program is being chaired by Danielle M. Conway, Professor of Law and Director from the University of Hawaii Procurement Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
A Q&A session with the panelists will follow the discussion.
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