Many unique intellectual property rules apply only in the area of government contracts—and failure to comply can lead to seriously adverse consequences, including loss of one’s patent or other intellectual property. Now, two respected experts in this field—Ralph C. Nash Jr., professor emeritus at George Washington University and Leonard Rawicz, counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom—provide exclusive insights and reliable, practical guidance on protecting your IP rights when entering into government contracts. The newest edition of this practical resource enables you to fully account for the crucial changes made to: FAR Part 27—Patents, Data and Copyrights IP issues in RFPs, contracts, and disputes All recent legislation and case law relevant to the role of intellectual property in government contracts This newly-formatted Sixth Edition helps avoid common and costly mistakes. This valuable resource also addresses the steps needed to segregate and protect your private work from the government work even while maintaining research activity. There is also a discussion on contractor remedies and the advantages of using Administrative Procedures over Judicial Procedures. This book covers the most relevant areas of government contracting regulations pertaining to IP, including: Bayh-Dole Act (35 USC 201 -211) deals with rights to inventions under government contracts Executive Order 12591 extends Bayh-Dole Act to large businesses FAR 5227-11(a) and FAR 52.227-12(a) state government patent policy applies to subject inventions FAR 52.227-12(c)(1) specifies when contractor must disclose subject invention or lose patent rights DFARS Part 227.71 covers rights in technical data DFARS Part 227.72 covers rights in computer software and documentation Plus, this new Sixth Edition now offers an additional, optional annual supplement, Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, 2008 Statutory and Regulatory Supplement, to keep completely current with all relevant statutes, regulations and case law changes from the past year that reference citations in the main volume.