Dan Kelly and Bas Nabulsi, veteran Government Contracts and IP Partners at McCarter & English LLP, walk you through the basics of insuring maximum rights inventions which are the subject of federal funding, whether through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, OTAs or CRADAs. Dan and Bas will discuss some of the perils inherent in not meeting the notice and disclosure requirements of the regulations promulgated under the Bayh-Dole statute and Executive Order, the domestic manufacturing requirement, and recent efforts to jump start available but never used “march-in” rights by federal agencies.
Dan Kelly is a nationally recognized government contracts attorney serving on the boards of the New England chapters of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a prolific author and lecturer on all matters involving federal contracts and grants, with a special emphasis on protecting IP. Mr. Kelly’s practice extends to a broad spectrum of industries, with a principal focus on early stage companies and non-profit institutions engaging in research, prototype development, and manufacturing in such fields as software, medical devices, intelligence, pharma, security, energy, UAVs, USVs, and UMVs, and textiles. Mr. Kelly assists with all manner of funding vehicles including prime and subcontracts, SBIRs, CRADAs, OTAs, and grants for DoD and civilian agencies.
Bas Nabulsi has delivered valued counsel to innovative technology companies in strategic IP portfolio management for 30-plus years. In addition to his significant experience as in-house counsel and a private practice lawyer, Bas leverages his engineering background and familiarity with product development and commercialization in his work. He brings a deep understanding of chemical, mechanical, and electromechanical engineering as well as the dynamic fields of “business method” patents and software-based technologies.