Introducing the Non-Lawyers' Pages

While this site presents issues mainly of interest to other lawyers, those issues are vitally important to the non-lawyers who work in the information technology industry.   Therefore, I am introducing The SWIP Report's "Non-lawyers" pages.  Here you will find basic information relating to protecting and transferring intellectual property related to software.  I have started with some of the basics on software copyrights and patents, as well as the fundamentals of licensing.  I plan to add more soon.  And feel free to e-mail me with any questions you would like to see addressed (although, as always, do not e-mail me with any confidential information and understand we do not have an attorney-client relationship).

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Practical Considerations of IPR Estoppel
June 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
In the webinar, Bryan Hart will discuss estoppel stemming from inter partes review petitions. After an IPR, what invalidity arguments can the petitioner still use at trial? Bryan will analyze the Federal Circuit decision Shaw Industries Group, Inc.…Register

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