Intellectual Property

Cordatis Intellectual Property attorneys focus on:

  • Intellectual property and business counseling for software, hardware, telecommunications and Internet-based start-ups and established companies
  • IP counseling for government contractors
  • IP transactions

Government Contract IP Counseling

Contracts and assistance agreements with the federal government involving a broad range of research and development activities are governed by specific statutes and regulations regarding the allocation of rights to intellectual property generated or used in the performance of such agreements. These rules affect ownership, use, and disclosure of such intellectual property and can differ significantly, based on the type of intellectual property generated or used (e.g., inventions, trade secrets, technical data, software), the agency awarding the agreement (e.g., DOD, DOE, NASA), certain characteristics of the contractor or grantee/cooperator (e.g., large/small business, educational institution), and the type of agreement (e.g., procurement contract, grant, cooperative agreement, CRADA, or Other Transaction).

Our expertise in the identification and resolution of the complex issues arising at the legal intersection of government contracts and intellectual property uniquely positions us to provide effective and efficient assistance to contractors encountering such challenges.

General & Transactional IP

Our general intellectual property practice consists of:

  • Licensing all forms of intellectual property, especially in the computer software field
  • Conducting intellectual property audits
  • Preparing and negotiating transactional documents related to intellectual property such as non-disclosure agreements, value added reseller agreements and distributorship agreements

Trade Secrets

We also have experience in developing trade secret protection and enforcement strategies.


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