Intellectual Property Government Contract Legal Services
Contracting with the government is complicated enough by itself. But throw in the complex rules governing intellectual property and prime/subcontractor relationships, and the legal terrain quickly becomes riddled with pitfalls for the untutored.
Martensen IP government contract attorneys routinely addresses intellectual property issues with respect to government contracts and the interaction between sub- and prime contractors. The attorneys at Martensen IP have personal experience with federal contracting and intellectual property law. Said simply, we know your customer. Our experience stems from decades of hands-on experience within the government as warfighters, program managers, and procurement officers. This depth of expertise greatly benefits our clients as they enter into contracts with the federal government. As an additional resource in support of Martensen IP’s government contracting work, Michael Martensen has a current top-secret security clearance status.
Many clients approaching Martensen IP for legal advice understand that it is not unusual for a federal government contract to result in complex intellectual property issues for the contractor. Making the right decisions early is critical to preserve a company’s value, even when the government is the client’s primary (or only) customer. Martensen IP has worked with startups and emerging companies seeking to protect and commercialize intellectual property developed in the course of fulfilling these government-funded contracts. The firm has also advised clients with respect to the legal requirements involved in characterizing pre-existing products as IP prior to entering into a government contract.
Martensen IP ensures that the technology clients have developed for the government remains their property and is available to them for commercial development after and during the fulfillment of the government contract. The laws governing intellectual property for the government and for the commercial sector, while related, are arguably two different systems. We know how to tailor this legal advice to our clients.
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