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Oracle America v.
This case, on appeal to the Federal Circuit,
addresses the important issue of whether/when software interfaces are protected
by copyright. The district court order reviews core cases in software copyright,
and the judge teaches the Java programming language!
The Google Books project has attempted to create a searchable database
of over 30 million books. The publishing industry and writers’ groups have
accused Google of copyright infringement. The litigation has called into
question the limits of authors’ rights and fair use.
While much has been made recently of patent trolls, there has been
relatively little discussion on "creative" litigation concerning other types of
intellectual property. Dan will discuss several situations where copyright
owners have been accused of acting as a copyright troll by acquiring ownership
in copyrighted works primarily for the purpose of suing infringers. Are these
companies pursuing legitimate business opportunities, or are they abusing the
Computer & Technology Law Section Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., followed
by lunch and the CLE at Noon.
is a patent lawyer and a partner with Beck & Tysver. Chris is a graduate of
the University of Texas School of Law, and earned a Ph.D. from Florida State
University, where his research focused on supercomputer simulations of
geophysical fluid dynamics processes. His patent practice includes computer
hardware and software, energy and environmental, simulations and modeling, and
consumer and business electronics.
J. Oh is a
registered patent attorney with Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP, where he focuses his
practice on patent procurement for electronic and computer-related inventions.
Tysver is a partner at Beck & Tysver, focusing primarily on the
areas of computer hardware, software, and consumer electronics. He assists
clients in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, as well as
patent strategy, patent licensing, and the creation of patent invalidity and
non-infringement opinions. Dan is a frequent lecturer and author on patent,
copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues. He received his undergraduate
degree in physics from Carleton College, and his law degree from Harvard Law
CLE credit applied | Event Code: 188713
Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate that you will
attend by teleconference when registering. Teleconferencing instructions will be
sent via e-mail on March
Cost (includes lunch):CTLS Member: FREEMSBA Member (but not CTLS
member): $15Non-MSBA Member: $35Law
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