World-class intellectual property experts give a seminar on software licenses and patents
On 19 May, a seminar on intellectual property (IP) in software development will be held at the University of Tartu main building, Ülikooli 18-232. Special guests from acknowledged patent and trade mark company Kilburn & Strode, represented by associate Jeremy Smith, and from leading international law firm Bird & Bird, represented by associate Tim Harris, offer their extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of software patenting and licensing.
Jeremy Smith will present an introduction to types of IP available, regarding software, and will focus on software patenting.
Tim Harris will focus on software licenses, especially free software licenses and their use in software development.
Tuesday, May 19
|10.15-12.45||Introduction about types of IP regarding software, Jeremy Smith|
|Database protection opportunities, Tim Harris|
|Software as a patent: registration and litigation practice, Jeremy Smith|
|Software patenting opportunities in EPO – with comparison to USPTO, Jeremy Smith|
|Software patenting legislation in EU – what are the developments? Jeremy Smith|
|14.15-16.45||Introduction to software licensing including different licence types, Tim Harris|
|Overview of software licensing issues including free software licences (BSD, LGPL, GPL, EUPL, AGPL, etc.), , Tim Harris|
|Recommendations to developers, Tim Harris|
|Licence compatibility, using and developing open source software including under proprietary R&D contracts, Tim Harris|
|16.45-18.00||One-on-one session with experts|
Jeremy Smith’s experience includes the drafting and prosecution of applications at the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office. He has considerable experience of oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office. He works directly with a variety of clients from start-ups to large corporations across a broad range of technical fields. He is currently co-ordinating a worldwide patent filing strategy in the smart card field covering over 90 countries.
Tim Harris has extensive experience relating to the creation and exploitation of intellectual property rights including research and development, licensing and transfer of technology. He has also advised clients on intellectual property in the context of a broad range of corporate matters including complex international corporate and finance transactions and initial public offerings across a broad range of sectors.
Harris has also worked in-house on a secondment at Ernst & Young where he advised in relation to a range of general intellectual property and commercial matters including on freedom of information law, data protection issues and software licences.