The Innovation Firm

When

March 29, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Where

LIVE WEBCAST

WEBCAST RECORDING: Strategies to Reap the Benefits of Software Patents in an Open Source Software Environment

This webcast discussed the effective and practical strategies used by companies to reap the benefits of software patents in an open source software environment.  Interestingly, as open source compliance litigation grows, software companies have increasingly turned to software patents and open source software licensing strategies for their patented technology.  The motivations for turning to open source software licensing strategies are numerous, but one overarching goal (beyond the contribution to the open source community) is to try to increase market share by using open source licensing to position the open source licensed technology as an industry standard.  In this webcast, we will explore some licensing strategies (e.g. proprietary and open source) that companies being used to better protect the value of their IP innovations.

Patents are being used in innovative ways to complement  open source software.  Open source software experts and patent attorneys, Mary Lou Wakimura and Giovanna Fessenden, covered:

  • How to maximize the value of your patents software innovations using open source licensing.
  • How to a build strong open source software patent portfolio.
  • How to avoid granting implied patent licenses while licensing your software as open source.

 

Mary Lou Wakimura
Principal
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

For over 30 years, Mary Lou has assisted clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management. She advises on Open Source Software licenses and other software licensing agreements. She has particular experience with computer-related technologies and systems relating to imaging, video applications, medical systems, mobile applications and other platforms (cloud based, SaaS), bio/chemical analyses and processing including bioinformatics and medical diagnostics, alternative energy, social networks and associated operations, and electro-mechanical matters, with and without a software component.  Mary Lou's practice also includes preparing infringement opinions and conducting due diligence directed to computer and software technologies. More...
 

Giovanna H. Fessenden
Of Counsel
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Giovanna’s practice focuses in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on open source software compliance, software related agreements, and patents relating to the following: blockchain technology, search engines / ad serving systems, video compression / codecs, trusted computing and encryption, cryptocurrency wallets, digital currency, analytics systems, router firmware, OVS technologies, video on demand (VOD) systems, VoIP and video conferencing systems, social media software, database and storage systems, recommendation systems, integrated development environments (IDEs), compilers and interpreters, iPhone™, Android™ and tablet applications, CT imaging technologies, wearable computing technologies, and semi-conductor manufacturing systems. Giovanna also advises clients on open source software compliance, open source patent issues, and developing and implementing corporate policies on use of open source software. More...

Overview

When

March 29, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Where

LIVE WEBCAST

This webcast discussed the effective and practical strategies used by companies to reap the benefits of software patents in an open source software environment.  Interestingly, as open source compliance litigation grows, software companies have increasingly turned to software patents and open source software licensing strategies for their patented technology.  The motivations for turning to open source software licensing strategies are numerous, but one overarching goal (beyond the contribution to the open source community) is to try to increase market share by using open source licensing to position the open source licensed technology as an industry standard.  In this webcast, we will explore some licensing strategies (e.g. proprietary and open source) that companies being used to better protect the value of their IP innovations.

Patents are being used in innovative ways to complement  open source software.  Open source software experts and patent attorneys, Mary Lou Wakimura and Giovanna Fessenden, covered:

  • How to maximize the value of your patents software innovations using open source licensing.
  • How to a build strong open source software patent portfolio.
  • How to avoid granting implied patent licenses while licensing your software as open source.

 

Presenter Bios

Mary Lou Wakimura
Principal
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

For over 30 years, Mary Lou has assisted clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management. She advises on Open Source Software licenses and other software licensing agreements. She has particular experience with computer-related technologies and systems relating to imaging, video applications, medical systems, mobile applications and other platforms (cloud based, SaaS), bio/chemical analyses and processing including bioinformatics and medical diagnostics, alternative energy, social networks and associated operations, and electro-mechanical matters, with and without a software component.  Mary Lou's practice also includes preparing infringement opinions and conducting due diligence directed to computer and software technologies. More...
 

Giovanna H. Fessenden
Of Counsel
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Giovanna’s practice focuses in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on open source software compliance, software related agreements, and patents relating to the following: blockchain technology, search engines / ad serving systems, video compression / codecs, trusted computing and encryption, cryptocurrency wallets, digital currency, analytics systems, router firmware, OVS technologies, video on demand (VOD) systems, VoIP and video conferencing systems, social media software, database and storage systems, recommendation systems, integrated development environments (IDEs), compilers and interpreters, iPhone™, Android™ and tablet applications, CT imaging technologies, wearable computing technologies, and semi-conductor manufacturing systems. Giovanna also advises clients on open source software compliance, open source patent issues, and developing and implementing corporate policies on use of open source software. More...

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