Armed Vehicle Ruling Offers IP Lessons For Gov't Contractors

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision in Ideal Innovations Inc. v. U.S.,[1] on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, serves as a warning to contractors — especially nontraditional government contractors — to familiarize themselves of the intellectual property risks associated with contracting with the U.S. government.


It is cliché by now to argue that federal agencies must become more comfortable negotiating commercial agreements if they are going to partner with the most innovative commercial companies. With the private sector driving the leading edge of innovation, to maintain technological superiority the U.S. Department of...

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