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Monday, May 13 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Should Software Companies Care about Intellectual Property? LIMITED

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If you're a software entrepreneur, you've likely heard the comment, "Software patents are evil." Are they though? Then why do companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Google file hundreds of patent applications every year? How about other types of intellectual property?  How do you protect your software product anyway? Let's talk about  open source, why software patents and other protective mechanisms exist, and what tech companies need to know to make IP decisions that align with your overall business strategy.

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Steve Grandchamp

CEO, Drud Technology
Reformed programmer, like building things including companies. I have had the great fortune to work with super smart driven folks to build 4 companies around tech that solves real world problems for customers. Anything we can do to support the thriving tech startup ecosystem in... Read More →
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Gavin Anstey

COO, Cinebody
I'm the COO of Cinebody, as well as a Founder of Lumenati, a content agency in Denver, Colorado. Come chat with me about content creation, execution and all things in between.
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Jilayne Lovejoy

Jilayne Lovejoy is a lawyer and community leader specializing in open source. She participates in various open source groups, leads the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX) legal team, and is the SPDX License List maintainer. Jilayne was also a founding member of the OpenChain... Read More →
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Vanessa Otero

Patent Attorney, Neugeboren O'Dowd PC
I'm a patent and trademark attorney that works with startups in Boulder and Denver. People can talk to me about general IP issues and what they need to be considering for IP protection in their businesses.

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Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →

Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302