Don't need the CLE credit? Then just purchase lunch and hear great speakers OR get a jump on the CLE credits for your upcoming April compliance with this excellent lunchtime program hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee!
An organization's or product's intellectual property is sometimes its biggest asset. This CLE program examines the intellectual property rights' protection of software.
Panelists will provide guidance regarding software protection by patent, software protection by copyright, as well as, licensing and other contracts that may be used to protect software.
Panelists examine the following approaches to software protection and answer the questions that practitioners want to know:
- Software Protection by Patent
- What is a patent?
- What are patent claims?
- What are the statutes that govern patents?
- What is the patent office looking for and what may they reject?
- What are the recent case law examples regarding patents?
- Software Protection by Copyright
- Where are we with software copyrights since the Copyright Act was amended in 1980 and how did we get here?
- Issue of protection for functional elements – what is “functional”?
- What are the case law examples regarding software copyrights?
- Licensing and other Contracts to Protect Software
- What are the ownership issues and derivative works and other rights?
- Definitions as key: has scope of work and deliverables been determined?
- What are the open source and related concerns?
- Are there standard terms that are fixed and what are the negotiable terms?
Join our Intellectual Property Committee for a practical discussion and answer the question, which way do I(P) go?