intellectual property strategy
Strategy to identify and manage the full spectrum of IP (e.g., technical data and computer software deliverables, patented technologies, and appropriate license rights) from program inception and throughout the life cycle. The IP Strategy will describe how program management will assess program needs for, and acquire competitively when possible, IP deliverables and associated license rights needed for competitive, affordable acquisition and sustainment over the life cycle. The IP Strategy is updated throughout the life cycle, summarized in the Acquisition Strategy, and in the Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan during the Operations and Support Phase. Program management is responsible for evaluating and implementing open systems architectures, where cost effective, and implementing a consistent IP Strategy. This approach integrates technical requirements, contracting mechanisms, and legal considerations to support continuous multiple competitive alternatives throughout the life cycle.