July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019

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Data Rights Redux – 10 Ways to Preserve Your Intellectual Property

About a year ago, we published a list of the more common ways in which contractor’s compromise their ability to protect their intellectual property from the ever-extended grasp of Uncle Sam.  Somewhat tongue in cheek, that posting described what to do if you want to lose your IP. Because this issue is always topical, we revisit it today, this time with a more proactive focus on what you should affirmatively do to preserve your IP when dealing with the Government. Two sides of the same coin, both of which should guide those whose job it is to preserve your IP. So, to accompany last September’s 10 “Don’ts” we offer the following 10 “Do’s” when dealing with Uncle Sam in relation to your IP.

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John W. Chierichella, Sheppard Mullin Law Firm, International Trade Attorney
Partner

John Chierichella is a partner in the Government Contracts and Regulated Industries Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Chierichella has a broad range of experience in government contract matters, including bid protests, claims and appeals, cost and CAS issues, teaming disputes, GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program, compliance reviews and internal investigations, and qui tam and other False Claims Act litigation.

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Louis D. Victorino, Government Contracts, Attorney, Sheppard Mullin, law firm
Special Counsel

Mr. Victorino is a partner in the Government Contracts and Regulated Industries Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Victorino's practice involves both counseling and litigation in the Public Contract Law field, representing domestic and foreign concerns that sell products, construction or services to Federal, State, or local government agencies. In his 40 year career, he has litigated in excess of thirty matters before the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Comptroller General, and various Federal District Courts.

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Keith R. Szeliga, government contracts attorney, Sheppard Mullin, law firm
Associate

Keith R. Szeliga is an associate in the Government Contracts & Regulated Industries Practice Group of the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Szeliga has broad experience in Government contracts matters, including bid protests, claims and appeals, compliance reviews, and internal investigations. He has advised clients ranging from small businesses to some of the nation's largest defense contractors regarding the full spectrum of statutes and regulations applicable to Government contractors, including, for example, matters relating to...

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