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Client Alert: Government Data Rights: Defense Contractors May Use Custom Markings to Signal Rights against Third Parties

In the final days of 2020, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided a case providing defense contractors a tool to enhance protection of their technical data (such as specifications and drawings) and computer software when delivering them to the government by including markings asserting rights against third parties not acting under the government’s authority.

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