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).