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Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

September 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Protecting your intellectual property: A series of monthly programs presented by our Government Contracts team

Please join us for the first installment of a new series of programs on intellectual property (IP) and the federal contracting process. These 90-minute lunch programs will provide practical information on how companies that provide products or services to the government, as well as their investors, can best manage IP rights, from the bidding stage to project closeout, and with regard to the full range of contracts and other funding vehicles.

Our kickoff program, in September, will provide a high-level overview of the issues every company needs to consider. Our second program, in October, will focus on the protection of commercial software and data rights.

Additional programs to take us through year-end (dates TBD) will include a session on noncommercial software development issues and one on effective alternatives for handling disputed rights in software and technology under federal contracts.

All programs will be led by skilled Government Contracts lawyers from our offices across the nation and will be held in an informal setting: the new Accelerator Space in Dentons’ Silicon Valley office.

Program 1: Overview of IP issues for emerging technologies: patents, copyrights and trademarks

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September 22, 2016

12 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. Discussion
1:30 p.m. Event ends

Both lunch and discussion are complimentary

1530 Page Mill Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA | Map

The program will cover the following topics:

Background on the IP rules in government contracts that impact emerging technologies
The government’s expectations regarding allocation of IP rights (patents, copyrights and trademarks) developed under government contracts
How to address IP in contracts, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) agreements, grants, cooperative agreements and “other transactions”
Program 2: Rights in commercial data and commercial software

Scheduled for October 20, 2016; invitation to follow

How tech companies should navigate government rights in commercial data and commercial software
Practical suggestions for maximizing protection of data and software rights under various forms of government agreements


September 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Sofia Abraham Mendoza


1530 Page Mill Road Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA , 94304 United States
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