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Doing Business with the U.S. Government in a Changing IP Environment: What You Need to Know to Protect Your IP

April 30, 2014 • Santa Clara, CA

Are you a government contractor who is concerned with maximizing and preserving your intellectual property potential? Or are you a potential government contractor trying to assess the IP risks of becoming a government contractor? If so, join a panel of seasoned advisors and litigators from Crowell & Moring LLP, a Law360 Government Contracts Practice Group of the Year, for a discussion of government contracts IP rules and the intersection of those rules with traditional intellectual property law.

You have two opportunities to hear this experienced panel:

Silicon Valley/Santa Clara
April 30, 2014
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA  95054

Welcome Breakfast:
8:00 am – 8:30 am
Panel Presentation:
8:30 am – 11:00 am


San Diego
May 1, 2014
San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

Welcome Breakfast:
8:00 am – 8:30 am
Panel Presentation:
8:30 am – 11:00 am


  • Latest developments and trends at the USPTO
  • How to determine what rights the U.S. Government obtains in contractor technical data and computer software
  • Protecting your intellectual property rights in commercial items and commercial computer software
  • Getting all that you can out of your patents: the patent rights scheme governing government contractors’ inventions

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Jonathan M. Baker
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2641
John E. McCarthy Jr.
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2579
Terry Rea
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2620
Gail D. Zirkelbach
Partner – Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5549