How to Protect Apps and Software with Intellectual Property

April 5, 2017 at 1:00pm2:00pm
Pennovation Center, Room 133, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

In today's age, the technology offerings of many start-up companies involve developing apps. These start-ups need to know what types of intellectual property they should be pursuing for apps, and how they should go about doing so. One of the most complex and evolving issues in U.S. patent law today is whether, and the extent to which, software and algorithms can be patented.

Wiggin and Dana Intellectual Property Partner Michael Kasdan will address this topic in his presentation. Topics will include:

  • What should be considered when seeking patent protection for your app?
  • If a patent isn't the best way to go, what else should entrepreneurs keep in mind when looking to lock down their intellectual property?
  • What do companies need to think about in terms of data protection and privacy for their apps?

Mike Kasdan is a Partner in the IP Practice Group of Wiggin and Dana LLP, with a background in electrical engineering and technology consulting. He works with a broad range of technologies, including software, consumer electronics, wireless devices, computer architecture and networks, semiconductor chips, Internet and ecommerce platforms, and medical products and devices.  After graduating from University of Pennsylvania and NYU School of Law, Mr. Kasdan has been on the ground floor of efforts to turn New York City and State into a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in technology, Internet, e-commerce and new media. He counsels new companies on legal, financing, business, and particularly intellectual property and contact-related issues. He often writes and presents on an array of topics, including IP and entrepreneurship, and is an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, where he teaches a course on IP Licensing. 

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