Thursday, December 10, 2015

UC Berkeley - Intellectual Property Protection for Computer Programs

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) in conjunction with the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) is hosting a symposium on legal protection of computer software on April 14-15, 2016.

It will be held at the Chevron Auditorium, International House at UC Berkeley. Registration opens January 2016. Full agenda, with speakers.

As announced by BCLT: "In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank and its denial of Google’s petition for certiorari in the Oracle software copyright case, new uncertainties exist about the roles that patent, copyright, and other forms of IP are and should be playing in the legal protection of computer software.

It will bring together leading scholars in both law and economics, industry representatives, and practicing lawyers who will consider what the courts are getting right and wrong and how intellectual property law ought to evolve to do a better job for the industry and the public that so depends on software these days. The symposium will include sessions on the roles of patents, copyrights and trade secrecy. Also featured will be empirical research on the state of the software industry and on the evolving strategies on which software developers rely to protect their innovations."

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