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Intellectual property in software: the good, the bad and the ugly

Speaker: Catarina Maia (INESC TEC, Portugal)
Date and time: Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:00 - 12:30
Venue: Room E004, JFK Building,
29 Avenue J.F. Kennedy,
L-1855 Kirchberg

Intellectual property (IP) in software is frequently challenging. The different ways of commercialising software - from the classical binary file that is installed locally, to Software-as-a service - require different approaches and encompass significant tradeoffs. When correctly used, the right IP rights mix can be used to leverage the chosen business model for the software exploitation.

In this training, we will address the main issues regarding software IP, from copyright to copyleft, from patents to open source licenses. We will also take a look into pitfalls in the R&D process that can hinder software commercialisation.

Catarina Maia is the Head of the Technology Licensing Office at INESC TEC, managing all the Institute Intellectual Property assests. She is invited professor at Porto Business School, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto for innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship courses.

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