Government Contracts

U.S. federal IP procurement laws may implicate private sector IP rights. For example, under the Bayh-Dole Act, failure to monitor and properly report a subject invention can result in loss of title. The Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) has its own statutes controlling ownership of certain types of subject inventions of large businesses. Hart IP provides guidance to clients to understand how to protect and leverage their IP when contracting under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Supplements.