Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Natick Contracting Division – Ology Bioservices, COVID-19 Procurement Agreement

  • Liability | Indemnity / indemnification

9. Intellectual Property Rights

D. Patent indemnity. The Awardee shall indemnify the Government and its officers, employees and agents against liability, including costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or copyright, arising out of this Agreement, provided the Awardee is notified of such claims and proceedings as soon as practicable by the Government of the suit or action alleging such infringement and shall have been given such opportunity as is afforded by applicable laws, rules, or regulations to participate in its defense. Further, this indemnity shall not apply to-

An infringement resulting from compliance with specific written instructions of the AO directing a change in the supplies to be delivered or in the materials or equipment to be used, or directing a manner of performance of the contract not normally used by the Contractor; 

An infringement resulting from addition to or change in supplies or components furnished subsequent to delivery or performance; or 

A claimed infringement that is unreasonably settled without the consent of the Contractor, unless required by final decree of a court of competent jurisdiction.