Our firm has a long history of working with academics and researchers to protect their interests. We also believe it important to advance policies in select substantive areas. With our space law practice, we apply these core firm components to those exploring space and building the future commercial space industry.
Advances in the exploration and research of space depend significantly on astrophyicists, astronemers, physicists, scientists, technicians, and so many more. Our firm historically has represented academics in protecting their intellectual property and navigating the nuances of employment agreements with academic institutions.
Depending on the academic institution and any particular employment agreement, an academic engaging in research and scientific developments may or may not individually own the intellectual property created in their academic employer environment. We advise our academic clients in the nuances affecting the intellectual property they create. In this context, we work with our clients to secure and protect their intellectual property rights.
Mudd Law believes it important to participate in the future development of space law and policy. Consequently, we make efforts to become involved in legal and policy discussions. We welcome the opportunity to advise various parties in the development of implementable and theoretical policies aftecting the commercial space industry, space research and exploration, and international cooperation. In particular, we see the continued necessity to develop, revise, and/or implement policies relating to space debris and property rights.
Mudd Law and its space law team believes it important to support space related research. We effectuate our support by providing legal advice and counsel in the development of research endeavors. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to participate directly in research.
Please contact Charles Mudd directly to discuss academic, policy, and research opportunities.