When Does Patent Protection Make Sense, and How Does Open Source Fit In?

The Office of Technology Commercialization

Presents

Invention 2 Innovation (I2I)

Inventions:  When Does Patent Protection Make
Sense, and How Does Open Source Fit In?

Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room (New Location)

Presented By

[Childs]

Mr. Gregory J. Kirsch, 
Patent Attorney, Partner, Head of IP for Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Recent case law and the resulting change in procedures at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have resulted in an increased scrutiny in deciding on patent-eligibility of software and other computer-implemented inventions in the US.  The talk will delve into the various often competing issues at play, will provide some suggested approaches for analyzing whether patent protection makes sense, and will discuss how patent protection intersects with the use of open source licensing for software.

Lunch will be provided, space is limited.

Please RSVP by Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, to Jeremy S. Alexander at jsa28@georgetown.edu or call (202) 687-7424.

Undergraduate and graduate students, interested faculty, and entrepreneurs should attend.