Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Intellectual Property Issues for Companies With U.S. Government Contracts

Nothern Virginia Chapter, IEEE, Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This presentation will address the increasing importance of intellectual property in a knowledge-based economy and begin with a basic tutorial in the area of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. It will then explore some of the unique aspects of dealing with intellectual property in U.S. Government Contracts. It will conclude with a discussion of some current intellectual property issues including the licensing of software, open source software, and dealing with Universities on intellectual property matters.

Speaker Bio

Colin M. Raufer is an Intellectual Property Attorney with The Boeing Company’s Integrated Defense Systems. Based in Arlington, Virginia, he currently provides support on a wide range of intellectual property issues across numerous Boeing programs, specializing in the IP issues associated with Government Contracts. Prior to joining Boeing in 2005, Colin worked for 6 years at Raytheon Company where he supported their Intelligence and Information Systems Division in Reston, Virginia and their Space and Airborne Systems Division in El Segundo, California. Prior to that, Colin worked as a Patent Attorney for the Motorola Company where he drafted patents related to digital cellular telephone technology.

1 comment:

Argyn said...

one more link, I'm being active today!

It's USPTO meeting on open source and prior art thing with broken patent system. I registered myself