Software Webinar Series

Registration Now Open

Two Fridays: October 15 and 29
12:00 - 1:30 pm CT
$25 Members/$50 Non-Members

The 2021 Virtual Software Webinar Series will be held on Friday, October 15, and Friday, October 29, in 90-minute presentations.

Session Details

October 15 - New Realities in Software IP Protection
Charles Macedo, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Chris Ghere, University of Minnesota
Virinchi Juttukonda, University of Maryland
Michael Wrobel, University of Maryland
Drew Bennett, University of Michigan
Angela Kujak, UCLA
This presentation will begin with an overview of some of the more pertinent developments in intellectual property law over the past year and how it impacts a TTOs efforts to protect and monetize data and software including: 
  • Supreme Court decisions involving copyright protection of declaratory code, software, government edits, and state sovereign immunity 
  • Recent cases on what is protectible/fair use on the internet including embedded links, de minimus display of art work 
  • Developments in copyright and trade secret law to protect data 
  • Latest saga in protecting software in the Courts and PTO 
  • Litigation surrounding scope of use for AI and ML
After setting the stage, our panel of distinguished technology transfer officers will share real life examples of the types of inquiries they get from faculty, how they have (or have not) adjusted their programs in view of these recent developments, and how new trends in the field have impacted the way they identify IP at their institutions.
October 29 - Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Licensing
Charles R. Macedo, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Dinesh Divakaran, Duke University
Cindy Chepanoske, Carnegie Mellon University
Myron Kassaraba, MIT Technology Licensing Office
Svetlana Sowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This 90-minute session will take over where the 2020 Software Course left off and build upon the presentations that all 2021 registrant have access to. The presentation will begin by providing a high-level overview of what is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and describe what tools are available to use to protect, monetize and license the software and data.

Then, our panelists will walk though real-world examples of licensing programs that they have implemented – both successful and less successful – to guide other TTOs on how to set up and implement new programs.

Bonus: Included in the course registration is On-Demand access to the 2020 Virtual Software Course Webinars, which includes an additional five 90-minute presentations. Please be sure to watch these presentations ahead of this session.
This series is organized by the AUTM Software Course Committee.

If you have questions about the course, email Sammi Spiegel, Professional Development Manager, or call 1-202-960-1791. 

Sponsorship Opportunities
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, email Casey Annunziata, or phone +1-202-960-1782

Thank You to Our Course Sponsors