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(This article was originally published in the Fall 2020 Edition of the PACA Pulse Newsletter of the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico.) No question, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is giving rise to multitudes of delay claims (along with claims of other varieties) by contractors against the federal government. Since the effects of the COVID virus did not begin to be felt until March of this year, even the earliest of these virus-related claims have…
Not all patent owners exploit their patents by making and selling products. Rather, some monetize their patents through licensing in which case the entities are referred to as “Non-Practicing Entities” or “NPEs.” Some NPEs own strong and valid patents, and engage in commercially reasonable licensing activities. Many educational institutions represent this type of NPE. However, some NPEs own patents of dubious validity, engage in heavy-handed licensing tactics, and have come to be known as “patent…
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently denied a protest brought by a contractor who failed to submit an adequately written proposal for the award of a federal contract. Patriot Defense Group, LLC, B-418720.3, August 5, 2020, 2020 WL 4501318. This decision breaks no new ground legally but it serves as a timely reminder of how failure to identify the assumptions upon which a proposal is based will yield a disappointing result. Request for ProposalsThe U.S. Special Operations…
BOK Financial Insurance hosted a webinar on Thursday, September 10 with industry experts who provided insights and recommendations on navigating the increased presence of teleworking as well as considerations when preparing your workplace for employees to return to the office. EXPERT PANEL Melanie Pate – Labor and Employment Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Jean Gage – Managing Attorney, Copperpoint Insurance Companies Jesse Lisson – Executive Manager Broker Development, Teladoc Health Nathan Guerrero – Director, Business Development, BOK Financial Insurance Kathy DeGrandchamp – Vice President,…
IP attorneys Tom Daly & Drew Wilson discuss three intellectual property tools that protect the art and design of products. Copyright plays a role in ensuring a product’s brand and life cycle is protected. Knowing what protection you need for your specific product can be a game-changer for your business. Whether you are a startup or an established business launching a new product, this series can help you determine the best tools to protect the intellectual property…
The intellectual property landscape is always evolving and provides a wealth of topics that impact business strategies, competition and operations. The IP of Everything podcast identifies current cases, trends, and hot topics that are important and of interest to our clients. Join us as we explore a variety of interesting topics that push the bounds of intellectual property and branding.…