IP Protection for Computer Software: Leveraging Copyright, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Design and Utility Patents
Evaluating the Protection Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for IP counsel in determining which form of IP protection is the optimal mode for software. The panel will examine the pros and cons of each avenue for protection and how developers and their counsel can best utilize the IP protection available.
- Challenges in protecting computer software
- Leveraging IP protection available
- Patents post-Alice Corp.
- Trade secrets
- Best practices
- Choosing between different options for protection
- Implications of the choice
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the hurdles that must be overcome for software to obtain copyright protection? Patent protection?
- What factors should counsel consider when choosing between the different forms of IP to protect software?
- What are the pros and cons of each mode of IP protection?
Matthew D. Asbell
Ladas & Parry
Mr. Asbell assists clients in clearing, obtaining, enforcing, and defending trademark rights in the U.S. and throughout... | Read More
Mr. Asbell assists clients in clearing, obtaining, enforcing, and defending trademark rights in the U.S. and throughout the world. He also provides advice on patents, copyrights, domain names, and other related areas. He frequently collaborates on and authors articles on intellectual property on subjects ranging from social media and domain names to licensing, branding, and information technology. His certifications as a Social Media Strategist and Master Instructor equip him to handle complex intellectual property matters arising in the Web 2.0 space.Close
Aaron J. Capron
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Mr. Capron has a wide range of experience involving post-grant proceedings, patent litigation and patent portfolio... | Read More
Mr. Capron has a wide range of experience involving post-grant proceedings, patent litigation and patent portfolio management. He has been co-lead counsel for several post-grant proceedings, including one of the first cases instituted under the America Invents Act. Mr. Capron has drafted and overseen the drafting of hundreds of patent applications for electrical, electronics, telecommunications and software-based technologies. Patent portfolios he manages protect a range of technologies, including network virtualization, web content optimization, data aggregation systems and mobile devices.Close
Dr. Eramian serves as the lead lawyer counseling on the development, acquisition, and... | Read More
Dr. Eramian serves as the lead lawyer counseling on the development, acquisition, and protection of intellectual property at Stripe. He manages prosecution and enforcement for Stripe’s global portfolio of trademarks, copyrights, and domains. He also oversees the development of Stripe’s portfolio of utility and design patents, and conducts IP due diligence for Stripe’s M&A activities. Prior to Stripe, Dr. Eramian was Innovation & IP Innovation Counsel for PayPal, and before that, was a patent agent and attorney at a San Francisco-based IP boutique. He is a named inventor on five post-Alice software patents.Close