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IP Disputes Are the Only Real Disputes Left to Us…

A U.S. Air Force pilot navigates an F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing into position to refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 336th Air Refueling. By MSgt John Nimmo Sr., Public Domain, Link

Little bit on the argument between LockMart and the Pentagon about ownership of rights associated with software used to test the F-35…

The dispute concerns the ownership of certain software associated with simulating the flight systems of the F-35. The Joint Simulation Environment software/hardware package allows the Pentagon to create an artificial world that enables testing of various aspects of the F-35 in large-scale scenarios. This requires flight data from the F-35, which then feeds back into decisions about procurement, sustainment, and production.

It’s a bit inside baseball, but may be of interest to folks who like the intricacies of IP related arguments…

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