Nash & Gray: Demystifying Intellectual Property/Data Rights in Government Contracts Virtual Class Series 2017

The Nash & Gray virtual class series provides access to two experts in Government Contracting Intellectual Property law and policy, on a monthly basis. The sessions will dive deep into important and timely issues related to IP and Data Rights for government employees and contractors. And, of course, bring your questions to the sessions.

Sessions and Topics

  • Session 1 – Basic Principles Governing IP in Government Contracts; Government Use of Technology to Which It Has Acquired No Rights
  • Session 2 – Emerging Issues in IP/Data Rights – Part 1: New Legislation, the Sec. 813 Advisory Panel, and Beyond
  • Session 3 – Rights in Inventions & Patents; Introduction to Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software
  • Session 4 – Commercial Technical Data & Computer Software; Determining the Requirements for Delivery and Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software
  • Session 5 – IP Rights Issues in Source Selections, Modular Open Systems Approaches, and Negotiating Specialized Licenses or Deliveries
  • Session 6 – Emerging Issues in IP/Data Rights – Part 2: The Way Ahead for Data Rights in DoD in the Aftermath of the Sec. 813 Advisory Panel (And Wrap-up of Any Lingering Questions from Previous Sessions)


Ralph Nash

Professor Ralph C. Nash, Jr. founded the academic discipline of government contacts law with the late John Cibinic. He was Professor Emeritus of Law of The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and founded the Government Contracts Program. Professor Nash is currently a consultant for government agencies, private corporations, and law firms on government contract matters. He is active in the Public Contracts Section of the American Bar Association, is a member of the Procurement Round Table, and is a Fellow and serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association.

Richard Gray

Richard M. Gray is Associate General Counsel in the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the General Counsel, where his primary duties include advising senior DoD officials on cyber and information law, intellectual property, information and technology acquisitions, and technology transfer; chairing the Patents, Data, and Copyrights Committee of the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council; and serving as a subject matter specialist for the Federal Acquisition Regulation Teams. Mr. Gray previously held positions in the Air Force Office of the General Counsel and the Navy Office of General Counsel. In his personal capacity, Mr. Gray is an adjunct professor at the George Washington (GW) University School of Law and a frequent lecturer and author, including (with James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, and John T. Lucas) Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Protecting and Enforcing IP at the State and Federal Level (2d ed. 2012). Mr. Gray is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a member of the Illinois Bar. Mr. Gray’s contributions to these materials are made in his personal capacity, not in connection with his official duties at DoD or GW.

Continuing Education Credits


2.0 credits per session; 12 credits for entire series

CPE (Business Law)

1.5 credits per session; 10.5 credits for entire series. (If a CPA claiming CPE credits, you should refer to respective state board requirements regarding acceptability on one-half CPE credits.)


1.5 credits per session; 9 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)


0.15 credits per session; 0.9 credits for entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credits per session; 9 PDU credits for entire series

Upcoming Seminars

Webinars & Virtual Classess