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President Biden Employs Defense Production Act and Tariff Act in Domestic Clean Energy Manufacturing Push

USA - June 7 2022 On June 6, 2022, President Biden issued a White House Fact Sheet (“Fact Sheet”) outlining President Biden’s “Bold Executive Action to Spur Domestic…

John B. Brew, Stephanie L. Crawford, Larry F. Eisenstat, Paul Freeman, Robert L. LaFrankie, Irina Pisareva

President Biden Exercises Defense Production Act Authorities to Address Infant Formula Supply Chain Shortages

USA - May 19 2022 On May 18, 2022, President Biden issued Presidential Determination No. 2022-13, delegating certain authorities under Section 101 of the Defense…

Stephanie L. Crawford, Peter J. Eyre, J. Chris Haile

“Thank you . . . for trusting us!” Commercial Software Licensor Has a Valid Claim for Copyright Infringement Under 28 U.S.C. § 1498 for Government’s Over-Installation of Copies

USA - May 19 2022 In 4DD Holdings, LLC v. United States, No. 15-945C (Fed. Cl. March 31, 2022), the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) decided cross-motions for summary…

William H. Frankel, John E. McCarthy Jr., Nicole Owren-Wiest, Michael E. Samuels

Awarded a Prior DoD FAR Part 12 Contract? You May Now Have a CID for the Previously Acquired Products/Services!

USA - May 3 2022 On April 28, 2022, the DoD issued a final rule that, effective immediately, requires the government to treat a contract previously awarded using FAR…

Peter J. Eyre, M. Yuan Zhou

President Issues DPA Determination to Promote Domestic Supply of Strategic and Critical Materials for Large-Capacity Batteries

USA - April 8 2022 In an effort to boost the domestic mining industry for critical minerals, on March 31, 2022, President Biden issued Presidential Determination 2022-11…

Byron R. Brown, Stephanie L. Crawford, Lyndsay A. Gorton, John E. McCarthy Jr.