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Webinar Recording: 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Impacts on DoD’s Technology Innovation Initiative

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

In case you missed our webinar “The 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Impacts on DoD’s Technology Innovation Initiative” hosted by Dentons’ Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology on November 17, 2016, a recording is available here.

You might also be interested in reading an article published by National Defense Magazine and republished by Bloomberg Government, which mentions some of the salient points made during the webinar.

 

Webinar Recording: 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Impacts on DoD’s Technology Innovation Initiative

Webinar: The 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Impacts on DoD’s Technology Innovation Initiative

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

Dentons’ Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology is pleased to invite you to participate in the webinar “The 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Impacts on DoD’s Technology Innovation Initiative.”

Please join us for an executive briefing that will cover:

  • The presidential and congressional election results, and leading contenders for prominent defense and national security roles in the Trump Administration
  • The defense sector and policy priorities in 2017
  • An update on Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) and assessment of support for DoD’s innovation initiatives during the Trump Administration and next Congress

For more information and to register, please click here.

 

Webinar: The 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections: Impacts on DoD’s Technology Innovation Initiative

Protecting Your IP as a Government Contractor

chip

Date: September 21, 2016
Time:
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM PDT
Venue:
Dentons’ San Diego office
4655 Executive Drive
Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Please join us for a complimentary networking lunch and presentation on intellectual property (IP) and the federal contracting process. The 90-minute lunch program will provide practical information on how companies that provide products or services to the government, as well as their investors, can best manage IP rights, from the bidding stage to project closeout and with regard to the full-range of contracts and other funding vehicles.

The program will be led by skilled Government Contracts lawyers from our offices across the nation. CLE credit is pending.

Overview of IP issues for emerging technologies: patents, copyrights, trademarks

  • Background on the IP rules in government contracts that impact emerging technologies
  • The government’s expectations regarding allocation of IP rights (patents, copyrights and trademarks) developed under government contracts
  • How to address IP in contracts, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) agreements, grants, cooperative agreements and “other transactions”

To register or for questions on the event, please email Sofia Abraham Mendoza at sofia.Mendoza@dentons.com.

Protecting Your IP as a Government Contractor

Dentons’ Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology: Protecting Your IP Program Series

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

Date: September 22, 2016
Time:
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM PDT
Venue:
Dentons’ Palo Alto office
1530 Page Mill Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States

Protecting your intellectual property: A series of monthly programs presented by our Government Contracts team

Please join us for the first installment of a new series of programs on intellectual property (IP) and the federal contracting process. These 90-minute complimentary lunch programs will provide practical information on how companies that provide products or services to the government, as well as their investors, can best manage IP rights, from the bidding stage to project closeout, and with regard to the full range of contracts and other funding vehicles.

Our kickoff program, in September, will provide a high-level overview of the issues every company needs to consider. Our second program, in October, will focus on the protection of commercial software and data rights.

Additional programs to take us through year-end (dates TBD) will include a session on noncommercial software development issues and one on effective alternatives for handling disputed rights in software and technology under federal contracts.

All programs will be led by skilled Government Contracts lawyers from our offices across the nation and will be held in an informal setting: the new Accelerator Space in Dentons’ Silicon Valley office. CLE credit is pending.

Program 1: Overview of IP issues for emerging technologies: patents, copyrights and trademarks

The program will cover the following topics:

  • Background on the IP rules in government contracts that impact emerging technologies
  • The government’s expectations regarding allocation of IP rights (patents, copyrights and trademarks) developed under government contracts
  • How to address IP in contracts, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) agreements, grants, cooperative agreements and “other transactions”

Program 2: Rights in commercial data and commercial software

Scheduled for October 20, 2016; more information to follow

  • How tech companies should navigate government rights in commercial data and commercial software
  • Practical suggestions for maximizing protection of data and software rights under various forms of government agreements

To attend, please register here. For questions about the program series, please contact Sofia Abraham Mendoza at sofia.mendoza@dentons.com.

Dentons’ Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology: Protecting Your IP Program Series

2016 Intellectual Property Webinar Series

Dentons Government Contracts lawyers jointly with the Public Contracting Institute (PCI) will present this intellectual property series addressing governments’ and contractors’ respective rights in intellectual property in connection with the performance of government contracts. For contractors, IP rights can be critical business assets. For government agencies, they can be important to life cycle costing.

Whether you are a contractor or agency staff member, these seminars will provide you with the information and tools you need to identify and protect your intellectual property rights, including in patented inventions, technical data, computer software and other complex areas.

Second Thursday of the month

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

April 7 – Overview, Inventions/Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

May 12 – Rights in Non-Commercial Technical Data and Computer Software

June 9 – Commercial Data and Commercial Software

July 14 – Intellectual Property Protection, Challenges, and Disputes

For more information, or if you would like to attend a course (complimentary to clients), please reach out to Sofia Abraham Mendoza at sofia.mendoza@dentons.com. All four webinars are CLE-accredited, and will be recorded and available to watch online for one year after the live date.

 

2016 Intellectual Property Webinar Series

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

 

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

June 9, 2016
07:30 AM – 01:30 PM PDT
Menlo Park, CA
United States

Following our successful launch of the Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology, we invite you to attend the next installment of our conference series examining the federal government’s acquisition of technology and the issues tech companies must understand in doing business with the government.

The complimentary conference will include presentations on the following timely topics:

  • Expanding Presence in Silicon Valley: DHS Office Pushing for Deeper Access to Technology Innovation from Local Tech Companies
  • The Government and IoT: Securely Knitting Together a Leviathan of Information
  • Cloud 9 or Storms Ahead?: Challenges and Solutions for Migrating Government Data to the Cloud

The program will conclude with a special luncheon program featuring a moderated discussion with Lieutenant General (Ret) Mark S. Bowman, Immediate Past Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers / Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, The Pentagon.

For more information, including a list of speakers and agenda, please click here.

This event is co-sponsored by AFCEA International

RSVP/Questions

Please contact Sofia Abraham Mendoza at +1 202 496 7316.

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

2016 Denver Government Contracts Briefing

White House

May 10, 2016
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM MDT
Denver, CO
United States

Please join us for the 2016 Denver Government Contracts Briefing, which offers an exciting and insightful program. The briefing will feature a panel discussion regarding key issues in the sale and acquisition of government contractors. We will also highlight several hot topic sessions including independent research and development; navigating recent cybersecurity developments; supply chain; GSA commercial items; export controls; 2015-2016 legislative and regulatory developments; and litigation spotlight: protecting your trade secrets and data rights and practical tips for hiring employees from competitors. As we do every year, we will also feature updates on contract performance, procurement, fraud and compliance, and cost and pricing issues.

In addition to our program, we will present a special keynote session in which our senior advisors, former Governor Howard Dean and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will join us and share their observations on the potential policy implications of the 2016 presidential election for government contractors.

The program is complimentary to our clients. CLE credit is pending. For more information and to receive an invitation, please contact Sofia Abraham Mendoza.

2016 Denver Government Contracts Briefing

Congratulations to the participants of the Dentons “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

Dentons’ Government Contracts practice congratulates the winners and participants of the 16th annual Dentons “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition. On April 7, our Washington, DC office hosted the reception and awards ceremony after the competition’s final round. Named after one of our practice founders, and a pioneer in the field of government contracts as a legal practice area, this competition has become a hallmark of George Washington University Law School and is something of which we are very proud. Over the years, a number of Dentons lawyers have been participants in and winners of the annual competition. Jessica Abrahams, Dentons’ Government Contracts practice leader, together with Dana Pashkoff, one of the editors of this blog and GW Law Government Contracting Industry Advisory Board member, welcomed GW Law School students, faculty, alumni, sitting judges and government contracts practitioners. Jessica Abrahams and Katherine Veeder (a former moot court winner) delivered remarks on the history of the moot court competition and our market-leading Government Contracts practice.

2016 moot court judges and finalists

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Congratulations to the participants of the Dentons “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

DHS’ Silicon Valley office issues first Innovation OTS Award to security startup

As part of its burgeoning push to purchase emerging technology from Silicon Valley startups, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $200,000 to a Santa Clara-based company called Pulzze Systems, Inc. for Internet of Things (IoT) security systems development. The award took less than two weeks and is the first of its kind coming out of the Silicon Valley DHS office. DHS aims to develop a foothold in Silicon Valley that will allow it to “cultivate a pipeline for non-traditional partners, folks who have typically never done business with the government, to develop solutions for our toughest homeland security challenges.” See https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/blog/2015/10/14/silicon-valley-office. The office wants to “bridge the gap between the department and the creative thinkers in Silicon Valley,” according to a statement by Reginald Brothers, DHS Undersecretary for Science and Technology. This initial award and its procedural efficiency “proves DHS can keep pace with the innovation community and is moving in the right direction to become a viable partner,” Brothers added.

Pulzze responded to the first call under the agency’s Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (dedicated to protection technology for IoT security) and received the award as part of DHS’ deliberate effort to enhance and improve the government’s access to cutting-edge private sector technology and tech talent. DHS has developed a special program designed to utilize novel procurement authorities in helping startups do business with the federal government by implementing faster and more streamlined methods without all the traditional requirements of procurement contracts. The award process was remarkably rapid in this case. DHS issued the solicitation in December with Pulzze delivering its pitch on Feb. 1 and earning the award on Feb. 12, thereby “demonstrating [DHS’] ability to adapt to new ways of doing business,” according to the managing director of the Silicon Valley office for DHS’ Science & Technology Directorate. The Pulzze award is one of a number of DHS programs targeting early-stage companies for support where a startup otherwise could not afford to utilize traditional government contracting methods.

DHS’ Silicon Valley office issues first Innovation OTS Award to security startup

Jason Silverman to moderate free webinar on screening facts, fiction and essential ingredients in a dynamic global marketplace

On November 17, 2015, from 1 – 2:30 pm ET, our colleague Jason Silverman will moderate a panel discussing screening as a compliance tool. Screening is intended to prevent government contractors from doing business with debarred, denied, prohibited, proscribed, restricted and sanctioned entities. Adequate screening diligence means checking the appropriate lists for such entities and not transacting business with them. However, this is more complicated than many realize and carries substantial risk, including fines and penalties. Recent estimates count more than 400 lists globally.

This 90-minute webinar will focus on practical application and “how to,” and will provide answers to a variety of important and timely questions. It will conclude with 30 minutes for questions. Other panelists include Jill Williamson, Chief Compliance Officer of Liquidity Services, Jim Van Eenenaam, Deputy Director of International Trade Compliance and Empowered Official of General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, and Kay Ellis, Director of Export Compliance and Empowered Official of the University of Arizona. Register for this free and engaging webinar here.

Jason Silverman to moderate free webinar on screening facts, fiction and essential ingredients in a dynamic global marketplace