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Date(s) - Thu 05/18/2017
8:00 am - 5:45 pm

Golden Gate Club at the Presidio

IAM will be presenting its inaugural IP Software Summit on May 18, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Designed for senior e working at companies in the software and high-tech industries, as well as their IP advisers, this ground-breaking event will provide a platform to discuss a range of cutting-edge IP issues, including open innovation, open source and proprietary systems, collaboration, the scope of patent protection, and monetization.

As a Supporting Organization, SFIPLA can offer its members an exclusive discount – please use our code SFIPLA17 to get 20% off when booking online.

Key themes of the event:

  • Finding common ground between the open source and proprietary communities
  • Managing a mixed open source and proprietary suite of products
  • Software patent eligibility in the United States and other jurisdictions
  • Using trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks to protect software products
  • The challenges and opportunities that technology convergence brings for software companies

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jimmy Ahlberg, defensive IP strategist IP rights and licensing, Ericsson
  • Scott Asmus, chief IP counsel, BAE Systems
  • Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
  • Sri Divakaruni, senior director, innovation business development, United Technologies Corporation
  • Anubhav Kapoor, general counsel, Tata Technologies Limited
  • John LaBarre, head of patent transactions, Google
  • Christian Platzer, director, European Patent Office
  • Puneet Sarna, senior patent counsel, LinkedIn

And more! See the full list here.

Established software businesses executives and ground-breaking start-ups alike—from both the proprietary and open source sectors of the software industry—will be joining us at the first-ever IP Software Summit. Can you afford to miss out?

Register now online using code SFIPLA17 and receive 20% off!