Who Owns What?
A Copyright Lawyer Talks About Software Ownership Issues
Marc Whipple, an experienced technology attorney, will discuss the basics of copyright as applied to computer software code and other digital assets. Highlights will include how copyright treats individual contributions to larger projects, what rights you do and don’t automatically get when you pay somebody to create an asset, and how to register copyrighted works with more than one contributor. Questions regarding other aspects of software ownership and control are invited.
About Marc Whipple
Marc Whipple grew up in Iowa and has a degree in Physics and Math from Drake University. After receiving his J.D. from John Marshall, he became the General Counsel for Meyer/Glass Design, a Chicago invention studio descended from legendary innovation firm Marvin Glass & Associates. When Meyer/Glass started an interactive division, he helped set up, grow, and eventually spin off the software studio, in the meantime negotiating development agreements with companies like Hasbro Interactive and Microsoft for PC and console titles.
After his work at Meyer/Glass, he became the General Counsel of Incredible Technologies, Inc., and helped it take its first steps into regulated casino gaming as well as providing legal support for its famous GOLDEN TEE video golf worldwide tournament network.
Marc now provides experienced support for patent, trademark, copyright, and technology issues as well as advising creatives at every level from startup to established studio. Marc is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Practitioner.