Intellectual Property Rights and Technical Data
The Intellectual Property and Technology and Government Contracts practices at McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA) jointly counsel clients on, and litigate issues of, ownership and licensing of intellectual property rights under federal government contracts and subcontracts. Our services include:
- Counseling clients on protecting their IP rights in commercial software, software developed or customized for a federal customer, and technical data delivered under government contracts.
- Counseling clients on protecting IP rights in potentially patentable and patented inventions invented or subsequently reduced to practice before, during, or after the performance of a government contract.
- Negotiating licenses with federal agencies for patented technology and software, including modifications and customizations to existing technology and software.
- Assisting clients to demonstrate that their technology, software or other products satisfy the government's requirements.
- Litigating against government challenges of IP rights asserted by contractors.
- Representing prime contractors and subcontractors in disputes and litigation over IP rights arising out of government subcontracts.
- May 16, 2012
- March 30, 2012Following its decision in Bilski, on March 20, 2012, a unanimous (9-0) Supreme Court handed down its decision in Mayo v. Prometheus-the Court’s second opinion on patentable subject matter in less than two years. Prometheus is the sole and exclusive licensee of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,355,623 and 6,680,302, which claim methods for determining the optimal dosage of thiopurine drugs used to treat immune-mediated gastrointestinal disorders, and marketed a PROMETHEUS Thiopurine Metabolites test that used the technology covered by the patents-in-suit.
- October 14, 2011
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