Track E

E6 University Protection and Licensing of Software in a Post-Alice World *CLE Eligible

Track: IP Trends and Successful Practices

Target Audience: Intermediate

Jeffrey Peterson, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Michael Morley, Michigan Technological University
Timothy Tripp, J.D., University of Utah

On June 19, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. The Supreme Court ruled that abstract ideas are patent ineligible and effectively changed the software licensing and patent industry. Now that the rules have been in effect for over a year, this session will explore how universities are now approaching software patenting and licensing. In particular what are the current trends in higher education licensing for software? How are universities dealing with protections on software? How are they evaluating software invention disclosures? What different licensing structures are they using for software inventions?

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