Open Source Licenses: Copyright and Trademark Compliance
Minimizing Risk of IP Infringement in Software Licensing
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare licensors and licensees of open source software to understand and cope with the legal risks of open source creation and use. The panel will provide best practices to minimize intellectual property infringement through effective licensing agreements and monitoring of open source compliance.
- Open source licenses
- Type of licenses
- Legal risks
- Enforcement actions
- Complying with tenets of open source licensing
- Controlling use of trademarks
- Negotiating license provisions
- Common open source problems and best practices to address them
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the legal risks facing companies creating, using and licensing open source software?
- What provisions should be included in an open source license to protect against infringement?
- What are the best practices for licensees to ensure compliance with open source license agreements?
Kenneth K. Dort
He focuses on information technology and intellectual property law issues, including software development and... | Read More
He focuses on information technology and intellectual property law issues, including software development and licensing, systems development and integration, data encryption and security, trade secret protection, and patent/copyright/trademark licensing and protection. He also advises on general corporate issues, business strategies, and related areas of information technology and IP law.Close
Stephen D. Gillespie
Fenwick & West
He provides strategic and legal advice to software, new media and technology companies. He helps structure, draft and... | Read More
He provides strategic and legal advice to software, new media and technology companies. He helps structure, draft and negotiate key deals, including national and international development and distribution deals, licenses, and strategic alliances. He has significant experience in open source business models.Close
Paul H. Arne
Morris Manning & Martin
Mr. Arne represents technology companies and large end users, with a particular emphasis on complex, outsourcing... | Read More
Mr. Arne represents technology companies and large end users, with a particular emphasis on complex, outsourcing matters, international transactions, open source software, privacy, university technology transfer, and revenue recognition issues. He is also involved with development, manufacturing, and distribution involving medical devices.Close