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What is new on Software I.P. for startups, and how to detect I.P. Theft
Relevant I.P. updates in 2018 to software start-ups -by Steve Bachmann, Bachmann Law Group Software Forensics: Detecting Software Intellectual Property Theft -by Bob Zeidman, Zeidman Consulting Agenda 6:30 Doors Open, Food & Networking 7:00 Presentation *** Please arrive by 7 PM due to Security *** *** Bring PHOTO ID (passport, driver license, etc.) *** Event Details Technical innovations can make or break a leader in a particular market. Every major and successful software company has a patent portfolio and strategy that has been a key factor in its success. This presentation will focus on the patentability of software as well as why and when an entity should consider pursuing patent protection. We will cover the effects and benefits of patents to software companies, best practices for obtaining patent protection in view of recent patent law developments, and some key pitfalls for start-ups to avoid in obtaining software patent protection. Speaker Bio Steve Bachmann, a Bay Area native, is the founder of Bachmann Law Group PC and specializes in patent and intellectual property matters. For over 18 years, Steve has counseled clients on prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, implementing trade secret programs, intellectual property (IP) portfolio development and strategy, licensing and technology transfer negotiation and drafting, open source, competitor IP analysis and investigations, and IP related due diligence. Steve has substantial experience in obtaining patent protection in numerous areas of software and hardware.‎ Steve has a worked with start-up and Fortune 500 companies and tailors IP services to each client. Software Forensics: Detecting Software Intellectual Property Theft Software copyright infringement is a problem of growing concern. Intellectual property theft may be purposeful to gain an unfair advantage over a competitor, or it may be unintended as when a programmer takes code from one project and uses it in another project without first obtaining the appropriate rights. In all cases, a standard measure and standard methodology is needed to be able to effectively compare source code from different programs to determine whether theft or infringement occurred. This talk will examine the algorithms of software code correlation and how it is used to find legitimate and illegitimate copying. Speaker Bio Bob Zeidman is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code, the creator of the field of Software Forensics. for having developed software correlation & procedures for identifying copied software code. He is the president & founder of Zeidman Consulting, a premier contract R&D firm in Silicon Valley. He is also the president & founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, a leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools. He is also the president & founder of Zeidman Technologies, where he invented the patented SynthOS® program for automatically generating application specific operating system (ASOS). Bob was named the 2010 and 2015 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field by IEEE for “Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis”, also the 2018 Cupertino Innovator of the Year. Bob has been a consultant and testifying expert on over 200 cases involving billions of dollars of intellectual property. An inventor on 22 patents, he has written four engineering books, including "The Software IP Detective’s Handbook". In addition to numerous articles and papers. He has also written three award-winning screenplays and three award-winning novels including his latest, "Good Intentions". Bob has two bachelor's degrees and Master in EE. He is the creator of Silicon Valley Napkin, a cover-all for starters. He is an advisor and board member for several startups and serveral nonprofit organizations.

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