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 premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide 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 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 to protect software
- Implications of the choice
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- What are the hurdles to obtain copyright protection for software? To obtain patent protection?
- What are the factors for counsel when choosing a specific form of IP to protect software?
- What are the pros and cons of each mode of IP protection?
Melody Drummond Hansen
O'Melveny & Myers
Ms. Drummond Hansen is an experienced litigator, having tried cases in federal and state courts, the U.S. International... | Read More
Ms. Drummond Hansen is an experienced litigator, having tried cases in federal and state courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. She guides established market leaders and emerging companies alike through patent, data security, trade secret, privacy, copyright, trademark, contract, and unfair competition matters, and helps them overcome regulatory hurdles. Ms. Drummond Hansen has litigated and advised clients in matters involving diverse technologies including avionics, mobile telecommunications standards, networked devices, internet content delivery architectures, semiconductors, secure payment processing, and consumer products, with experience in both hardware and software.Close
Matthew R. Wilmot
Mr. Wilmot is a Partner in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group, where he focuses on the... | Read More
Mr. Wilmot is a Partner in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group, where he focuses on the representation of technology-based companies and clients in other industries having IP assets. His clients include software companies and mobile app developers, as well as companies in the bioscience, and media and content distribution, among others. Mr. Wilmot regularly represents his clients on a broad range of technology and other related transactions both in the U.S. and internationally. He also has a recognized trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret, copyright, domain name, and IP litigation practice.Close