Software patentability and protection strategies among key themes at major San Francisco gathering

New USPTO Director Andrei Iancu has hit the ground running since taking up his post in February. After a tough few years, a series of proposed changes to examination guidelines and at the PTAB have allowed software patent owners to dream that perhaps the regulatory regime in the US may become slightly less onerous – especially as there also seems to be a growing consensus around the need for change to the laws concerning patent eligible subject matter.

IAM’s Software IP event returns to San Francisco on October 30 to discuss these issues – and a whole lot more.

Opening proceedings, industry experts from Amadeus, Facebook and Alibaba will review the patentability of software, bringing perspectives not just from the United States, but Europe and China too. Attendees will then learn how senior decision makers at Box, PayPal, Pure Storage and Oracle develop best practices for protecting software IP.

In total across five action-packed discussions and one keynote address, over 20 expert speakers will present, including representatives from the likes of Red Hat, IBM, Workday, Uber, TiVo, HPE, Google, Arm and Intel.

View the full agenda and speaker line-up online here.

Among the senior corporate IP leaders speaking in San Francisco will be:

  • Jyri Lassi, Vice President and Chief IP Officer, PayPal
  • Roger Shang, Senior Director, Patents,
  • Jean-Francois Cases, Director, IP, Amadeus
  • Duo Chen, Director, IP, Box, Inc.
  • Jay Choi, Director, IP, Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Patrick McBride, Senior Director, Patents, Red Hat, Inc.
  • Gilbert Wong, Associate General Counsel, Patents, Facebook
  • Matthew Sarboraria, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Oracle
  • Michael T. Moore, Associate General Counsel Products and Patents, Pure Storage
  • John Blake, Vice President, IP Strategy, TiVo
  • Robert Calico, Head, Litigation and Standards, Arm
  • Brian Kuhn, Founder and Global Co-leader, IBM Watson
  • Kenneth Lustig, Co-Founder, RealWear, Inc.
  • Aaron Abood, Patent Counsel, Google
  • Helen Fengling Li, Patent Attorney, Intel
  • Senior Manager, IP Licensing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hung Chan, Senior Product Counsel, Workday

The event and sessions will not be streamed or broadcast, so being there is the only way to ensure that you gain the vital insights these world class speakers will offer. What’s more, you can earn up to 5.5 CLE hours.

As you’d expect, places for the Software IP are going quickly, but there is still some availability. You can register online here

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