Protecting Rights in Technical Data & Software Under Government Contracts

At our first seminar of the 2018-2019 Program Year, learn the latest about protecting your data rights and computer software under Federal Government contracts. Can’t make it in person? Watch it live on Periscope! Details below.

Program Description

Intellectual property rights frequently are a mong a government contractor’s most valuable assets. However, government contracts are subject to a complex regulatory framework that makes such rights easy to lose and difficult to protect.  This program provides an easy-to-follow explanation of the rules that govern the creation, allocation, and protection of rights in technical data and computer software under government contracts and subcontracts.  It also suggests practical tips and strategies for negotiating and protecting those rights.


In this seminar attendees will learn about:

  • The rules governing the allocation of rights in technical data and computer software under government contracts and subcontracts
  • Practical tips for negotiating rights in technical data and computer software under government contracts and subcontracts
  • Strategies for protecting rights in technical data and computer software under government contracts and subcontracts


Friday, September 21, 2018 8:30AM to 10:30AM Registration, Breakfast, and Networking Start at 7:30AM


UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

The Chapter plans to broadcast this seminar live over the Internet using Twitter’s Periscope service. This is part of the Chapter’s strategy of making our offerings available virtually to increase membership participation. There is no charge! Viewers do not need to register for this seminar to watch the broadcast; however, the Chapter cannot issue an attendance certificate or CPE credits at this time.

There are several ways to join the broadcast:

  • Use the on air button below. This will launch the Periscope app on your iOS or Android device (account required) or take you to Periscope’s website from your computer (account not required). Note that if you do not have an account you are not able to participate in the chat.
  • Go directly to the Chapter’s Periscope page at 8:30AM by clicking here.
  • Follow us on Twitter. We will tweet when the broadcast starts and you can watch right from that tweet.

The Chapter will update this page if we encounter technical difficulties and cannot broadcast the seminar.


The Presenter

Keith R. Szeliga, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Keith R. Szeliga is a partner in the Government ContractsPractice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Team.

Mr. Szeliga represents clients ranging from small businesses to the nation’s largest defense contractors in a broad range of Government contracts matters. His practice includes bid protests, compliance reviews and counseling, mergers and acquisitions, audits and investigations, subcontracts and teaming agreements, cost issues, and claims and appeals.

Mr. Szeliga frequently lectures and writes on government contracts IP issues. His experience in that area includes counseling clients regarding IP clauses, negotiating licenses, customizing EULAs, developing strategies, implementing policies and procedures, conducting internal reviews, and supporting claims.

Other Details

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event. Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

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P.O. Box 231324
Centreville, VA 20120

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