Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property (IP) is considered a top asset of any company and should be handled accordingly. IP encompasses rights that are protected legally by, among other protections, patents and copyrights. Federal statutes permitting patenting an invention and obtaining a copyright have been enacted under the authority of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution. It is important to have a good understanding of intellectual property and data rights to ensure that IP assets of a company are recognized and protected. Additional information on IP and data rights can be found in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS):

DFARS Subpart 227.71, Rights in Technical Data
DFARS Subpart 227.72, Rights in Computer Software
DFARS Subpart 252, Solicitation Provision and Contract Clauses

Additional information on intellectual property can be found in Appendix B of the CTTSO Technology Transition Handbook.