9:15 AM Sunday
Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 5th and 6th 2013session

Protecting Your Software's Intellectual Property


About This Session

This course explains all about software intellectual property including how IP laws protect your inventions and your code, why you need this protection, and how to utilize it to your advantage. It begins with a description of different kinds of IP including copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. Then it describes various parts of a patent and key issues to understand about each part. It describes the patent process that can last for several years and how hardware and software companies, startup companies, and individuals can use patents to their advantage to protect their intellectual property. Finally the course relates actual patent cases, including personal experiences of the instructor as an expert witness on some of the largest cases of the last and current millennium.

Time: 9:15 AM Sunday    Room: 4306 

The Speaker(s)

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Bob Zeidman

President , Zeidman Consulting

Bob Zeidman is the president and founder of Zeidman Technologies where he invented the patented SynthOS™ program for automatically generating real-time software. Bob is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section. He holds numerous patents and earned two bachelor's degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.