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No Bucks, No Buck Rogers: Negotiating IP Rights Under USG Co

No Bucks, No Buck Rogers: Negotiating IP Rights under USG Contracts for AI and Other Emerging Technologies
Monday, March 22, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free to Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members

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As a new Administration seeks to defeat the pandemic and restore the nation’s economic growth, the federal government may expand the scope and magnitude of contracts with corporate enterprises. Negotiation of U.S. Government (USG) awarded contracts focus, in large part, on the allocation of rights to intellectual property (IP) and the requirements for ensuring security of unclassified sensitive information that the contractor’s computer system will receive, process, store, and transmit. To the extent that such USG contract involve the design and development of systems, equipment, and services of emerging technologies, such as those augmented by artificial intelligence and smart machines (AI), the negotiation of IP rights will raise issues that may require novel and uncertain application of federal acquisition regulations.

Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the most important provisions in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) concerning allocation of IP rights between the USG and its contractors and subcontractors on procurement of emerging technologies. The panel will also consider a multi-stage scenario concerning the negotiation of a major USG contract that includes such technologies as AI-augmented devices and services and discuss the negotiation of the allocation of IP rights among the parties and the strategic considerations that the USG and its contractors must keep in focus in order to conclude an agreement that will serve their respective interests and avert needless misunderstandings and potential disagreements during its multiple years of performance and optional extensions. 

Aisha Ahmad, Senior Corporate Counsel (Intellectual Property),  Northrop Grumman Corporation, Defense Systems 
Vicki Allums, Learning Director, Intellectual Property Defense Acquisition University
Azza M. Jayaprakash
, Counsel, Office of the Secretary of Defense Intellectual Property Cadre, Department of Defense Office of General Counsel
James R. Klaiber, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Fernand Lavallee, Jones Day
Adriana Suringa Luedke, Director and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Roland Trope, Trope and Schramm LLP and U.S. Military Academy at West Point
George O. Winborne, Lead for Communications, Knowledge and Performance Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense Intellectual Property Cadre

Sponsoring Committees:
Council on Intellectual Property, James R. Klaiber, Chair
Copyright & Literary Property, Claudia Ray, Chair 
Patents, Aaron Pereira, Chair 
Technology, Cyber, and Privacy Law, Sylvia Khatcherian, Chair
Trade Secrets, John Siegal, Chair 

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