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CCH Book Shows High-tech Firms How To
Protect Rights When Selling To The Government
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 26, 2000) A big sale to the U.S. government can be a
milestone for a high-tech company, but it can also turn into a tombstone if the contract
leads to the loss of essential intellectual property, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH),
a leading provider of government contracting law information and software. To help firms
protect valuable rights when they sign government contracts, CCH has published Licensing
Software and Technology to the U.S. Government, by Matthew S. Simchack and David A.
Vogel, the first and only comprehensive analysis of the rules and procedures under which
the federal government buys interests in software and technology. (450 pages, $70. To
order, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at http://onlinestore.cch.com.)
"No one else buys technology and software the way the federal government does, and
if a company is not familiar with the unique rules involved, it may end up making an
inadvertent gift of its technology to the government, the general public and its
competitors," author Simchak observed.
To allow both sides to the contract to attain their legitimate ends, Licensing
Software and Technology to the U.S. Government provides a detailed analysis of the
"data rights" regulations and their required contract clauses that govern the
formation of contracts for software and technology purchases by governmental agencies.
Special attention is paid to the acquisition of "commercial items"
products normally sold to the general public but which are now being sought by the
government, which has placed an emphasis on "going commercial."
About the Authors
Matthew S. Simchak is partner and co-chair of the government contracts practice at
Wiley, Rein and Fielding. He has been the editor in chief of the American Bar
Associations Public Contract Law Journal for 13 successive terms, a lecturer
at the annual Government Contractor Conference in Washington, D.C. and has drafted
portions of the Model Procurement Code.
David Vogel is an attorney in the federal practices division of government contracts
and intellectual property groups of Arent Fox. He is co-author with Mr. Simchak of the
textbook Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software: The Department of Defense
Rules and many articles on intellectual property in the context of government
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to purchase the 450-page Licensing Software and Technology
to the U.S. Government, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH online store at http://onlinestore.com. Single copy
price is $70 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts are available.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients,
covering a wide range of legal and compliance topics including securities, insurance,
banking, telecommunications, trade regulation and government contracting. CCH is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com. The Business and Finance Group
web site can be accessed at http://business.cch.com.
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