IP Issues in Software Application Development Agreements: What You Need To Know
Overview:A panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of including robust intellectual property clauses in software application development agreements and help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk regarding Intellectual Property Issues in Software Application Development Agreements.
Intellectual property of information technology is complicated and rapidly changing. Corporate counsel need to address a wide range of agreements when retaining a contractor to develop software for a company. During this live webcast, the speakers will review and discuss:
- IP in Software Development Agreements
- The Importance of Ownership
- Transfer of Rights: Sub-licensing, Transferability, and Exclusivity
- Restrictions on Transfer
- Monitoring of IP Rights
- Risks: Joint Ownership, Bankruptcy
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- Ownership of IP
- Reusable components
- Identify what is not owned – open source
- “Magical incantations”
- Transfer of rights
- What is acceptable and what is not
- Can you carve it out?
- Do you need a prenuptial?
- Bankruptcy, falling out
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residual clauses in IP software development agreements, including:
- what are residual rights;
- why they are important for software agreements;
- using residual clauses proactively instead of as an exception to other rights; and
- possible features/limitations to residual clauses.
Who Should Attend:
- IT Heads
- Privacy Law Attorneys
- IT Security Officers
- Executive Directors
- Top Level Management
- Privacy and Data Security Officers
- Privacy and Data Management Officers
- Technology Attorneys
- Multi-National Companies
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Dr. Orlando Lopez has over twenty five years of experience at various high technology companies, including Polaroid, Data General, Control Data, and Science Applications. He concentrates his practice on helping his clients, which range from individual inventors to large multinational corporations and universities, identify and protect their intellectual property and build their patent portfolios. Dr. Lopez holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and a J.D., cum laude, from the New England School of Law.
Dr. Orlando Lopez has over twenty five years of experience at various high technology companies, including Polaroid, Data General, Control …
Joseph Saltiel is a registered Patent Attorney and Vice Chair of the Masuda Funai’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. With over a dozen years of litigation experience, clients seek his counsel on a wide range of intellectual property litigation matters. Mr. Saltiel also provides counseling, licensing advice, legal opinions, and technical evaluations on intellectual property matters. Repeatedly recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in intellectual property, Mr. Saltiel has experience counseling clients in a variety of technologies. Prior to law school, Mr. Saltiel developed software at Bell Labs (AT&T/Lucent Technologies).
Joseph Saltiel is a registered Patent Attorney and Vice Chair of the Masuda Funai’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. …
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About Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Founded in 1929, Masuda Funai has grown to more than 50 legal professionals in three offices, located in downtown and suburban Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. The firm’s practice focuses on representing international companies operating and investing in the United States. Whether the clients are small corporations locating in the U.S. for the first time, or established global entities, Masuda Funai’s attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent them successfully. The firm has expertise in every aspect of business, including establishing, acquiring, and financing operations; ownership, development and leasing of real estate; transfer of overseas employees to the U.S.; employment, labor, and benefits counseling; dispute resolution; intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks; business litigation; creditors' rights and business risk management; and structuring the distribution and sale of products and services throughout the U.S.