IP Protection - Intellectual Property Strategies for Protecting Software


Today, software is a part of everyday life. It is used in almost every major industry from the pharmaceutical industry to the automotive industry from the defense industry to the marketing industry. Software is everywhere. And it is important to protect such innovations.

I will first discuss an overview of intellectual property rights in software followed by protecting software using copyright, protecting software using patents, protecting software using trade secrets and protecting software using trademarks.

Intellectual property is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. Such intellectual property may be protected using copyrights, patents, trade secrets and trademarks.

Speaker: Bobby Voigt


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Stephen Hastings
Director of Communications & Media Relations  

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