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Laws and Regulations Affecting Government Contractors

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How Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” Could Alter Procurements - The President’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order (EO), issued April 18, 2017, reflects Executive Branch policy and orders several...more

Rules of the (International) Road, Brexit, PPP as a New Tool for Argentina, and Keeping Non-U.S. Companies Safe from Suit (Expect...

by Carlton Fields on

- Post-Daimler: Are Non-U.S. Companies Safe from Suit in U.S. Courts? What if the Non-U.S. Parent Registers to Do Business in a State? - Rules of the (International) Road: Choosing and Appointing a Distributor ...more

Sons of Cyberlock: Recent Decisions Underscore Challenges in Drafting Enforceable Federal Contracting Teaming Agreements

by Smith Anderson on

Teammates pursuing federal contracts should draft their teaming agreements with care to avoid unintended consequences. The Pitfalls of Non-Specific Teaming Agreements - Among other issues, teammates cannot...more

Intellectual Property Issues for Government Contractors

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

OVERVIEW - - Intellectual property - Types of intellectual property - Trademarks - Trade secrets - Copyrights - Patents - Data right Please see full Presentation below for more...more

False Claims Act Trends: Technical Data, Software And IP

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Government contracting has never been easy. But occasionally it is exciting, at least at the outset: Figuring out how to prepare the most competitive proposal and landing a significant contract are memorable achievements...more

Intellectual Property in Government Contracts – Landmines Abound

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset. For companies with federal government customers, following the government’s rules can mean the difference between maximizing and losing value in newly developed...more

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Trade Secret? Idaho Supreme Court Rules Against Appellant Waste Disposal Company In Bid to...

In a case more notable for the fact that it reached Idaho’s Supreme Court than the final decision, the lower court’s dismissal of the plaintiff waste disposal company’s misappropriation of trade secrets claim was affirmed....more

Keep Your Confidential Information Confidential

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Most government contractors, or any company with confidential information or trade secrets, have confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements with their employees, subcontractors, or other entities they do business with....more

Yosemite: The Park, the Name, and the Lawsuit

As the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law. That other tenth can be pretty complicated, depending on what you’re “possessing.” When you’re arguing with an older brother over who “possesses” the remote control,...more

“March-in” Rights – The (Paper) Damoclean Sword of Federal Procurement Patent Law

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Given the recent PilieroMazza webinar on Data Rights in federal contracting, we have had a number of clients raise concerns or questions about the government’s “march-in” rights under the Bayh-Dole Act, which controls certain...more

How Long Is Your Non-Disclosure Agreement Enforceable? It Depends.

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Non-disclosure agreements (“NDA”), or confidentiality agreements, are useful in a variety of contexts, including between teaming partners, contractors and subcontractors, as well as employers and employees. ...more

State May Not Disclose Trade Secrets Submitted as Part of RFP Response

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If you have ever agonized about whether to include certain confidential business information in a bid for a state contract in New Hampshire because of concerns that your competitors might get their hands on it, you should...more

Sixth Circuit Affirms Sanctions for Frivolous and Retaliatory False Claims Act Suit

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On May 1, 2015, in United States ex rel. Jacobs v. Lambda Res., Inc., No. 14-3705, 2015 WL 1948247 (6th Cir. May 1, 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s award of sanctions against a relator and...more

DoD's Updated FOIA Program and Exemption 4 Guidance

by Perkins Coie on

On September 3, 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule updating its policies and procedures implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including FOIA Exemption 4. FOIA Exemption 4 exempts from...more

NY Federal Court Rules Auditors Strictly Liable for Their “Opinions”

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NY Federal Court Rules Auditors Strictly Liable for Their “Opinions” by Michael Cifelli on September 23, 2013 Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers will not be dismissed from the securities classaction lawsuit...more

A Reply to the New England Journal of Medicine

In its August 29, 2013 edition, the New England Journal of Medicine saw fit to print two "perspective" pieces attacking the Bayh-Dole Act. The primary article is by Dr. Howard Markel entitled "Patents, Profits, and the...more

Patents, Genetic Testing, and Federal Funding

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a July 12, 2013 letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins of the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), Senator Patrick J. Leahy urged the NIH to exercise its march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to directly license the genetic...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - June 2013

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Report On China's Industrial Policies Shows Numerous Industries Receive Illegal Subsidies - Material Injury Standard For Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Investigations Still Subject To...more

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's First Interpretation of the 2008 Right-To-Know Law: Release of Third-Party Contractor/Vendor...

by Saul Ewing LLP on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued its first decision interpreting the new Right-to-Know Law, requiring a municipal stadium authority to produce bids in possession of its private management company, but setting forth a...more

Military Flash Drive Producer Sued For Copyright And Patent Infringement

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California based IronKey is being slapped with two lawsuits in federal court. One is for patent infringement, the other copyright infringement. Most companies that do business in the technology area are global in reach,...more

Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Inventors in Stanford v. Roche

by White & Case LLP on

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the “basic principle” of patent law that patent rights vest initially in the inventor and not the inventor’s employer. In Bd. Of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular...more

Supreme Court Decision: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

In its decision announced yesterday in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 563 U.S. ___ (2011), the Supreme Court clarified the ownership of inventions resulting from...more

Bd. Of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc., No. 09-1159, Decided June 6, 2011

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This week, the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Stanford v. Roche, addressing the issue of patent ownership in the context of federally funded inventions under the Bayh-Dole Act. Affirming the basic tenet of patent law...more

Overview of PRC Contract Law Principles and Tips on Contract Drafting for China Market

by Richard Kimber on

An Overview of PRC Contract Law and Tips on Risk Management in Legal Drafting for the China Market...more

BMG v Chukchansi - Stanley

Petition for Rehearing en banc - OppositionColorado

by Lenden F. Webb on

10th Circuit Court of Appeals Reversed and Remanded, agreeing with our appeal that tribal sovereign immunity is not waived by a casino employee's action in an intellectual property matter...more

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