marcus evans presents the Advanced Software Law and Practice Conference scheduled to take place June 13-14, 2006 in San Francisco, CA. Software law practitioners are increasingly struggling to keep up with, while also managing, the growth of open-source. In addition to being jacks-of-all-trades, they have to understand a number of novel technologies & how to commercialize them while ensuring maximum protection of IP rights. They must be capable of successfully facilitating profitable deals involving a complex mix of players, markets, regulatory environments and jurisdictions. In order to survive and thrive in this position, they must draw upon your technical knowledge as an IP specialist, your negotiation skills as a commercial lawyer, and your savvy as a regulatory authority.
Recent developments affecting global transactions and new regulatory changes on the international front pose increased challenges – and threats. Open source software presents a blended challenge of enticing profit-boosting opportunities and nerve-racking threats to your IP rights. The civil and criminal penalties of export compliance regulations require constant diligence.
These are just a sample of the pressing issues effecting software counsel today. This conference will be developed with the help of software counsel and taught by software counsel will update attendees with the most timely and relevant information they need to successfully advise their company.
Key topics include Practical Strategies for Monitoring and Managing Your Software Licenses; Examining Open-Source Business Models; Critical Revenue Recognition Rule and Risk Updates; Competing and Overcoming Obstacles in the Global Marketplace; Developments in Software Patents: How Are They Being Enforced Today?
Expert Speakers include Karen Copenhaver, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Black Duck Software, Inc.; Gastao E. De Figueiredo, Director, Market Development & New Business Ventures, Data Management Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Bert Kaminski, Managing Counsel for Oracle North America Commercial Legal, Oracle; David Tauber, EVP, General Counsel, Inxight Software Inc.; Fred von Lohmann, Senior Intellectual Property Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation and numerous other
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