Air Force Planning IP Rights Changes To Keep Up With Foes

Law360 (November 20, 2019, 9:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Air Force's legal chief on Wednesday indicated pending changes to the way it handles intellectual property rights, saying it can "no longer afford" to allow contractors to keep a consistently strong grip on IP amid increasing competition from Russia and China.

As Russia and China increasingly challenge the U.S.' position as the world's top military power, the Air Force is looking at a number of ways to try to stay ahead, including developing new technologies and encouraging innovation, Air Force General Counsel Thomas Ayres said in an op-ed, originally published in Defense News.

That includes more flexibility in how...

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