27.9 Defining IP ownership and license rights in the contract

27.9.0 Defining IP ownership and license rights in the contract

A license can be tantamount to ownership, since it can bestow upon the Commonwealth all of the benefits of ownership without actually transferring title to the state. Agencies, as defined by § 2.2-2006 must carefully detail their license rights within the contract to ensure they have the rights to deploy the technology acquired under the contract. The subsections below provide an overview of the types of license rights.