The Current State of Software Protection, Enforcement, and Licensing

When: February 3, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST - This event has passed


With the advancement of technology and online media comes a growing body of law involving the protection, enforcement, and license of software.  But are software patents a thing of the past in this post-Alice world?  Are software copyrights now more important than ever?  What hot button issue must software licensors and licensees address?  In part one of our two-part series on software copyright law, attorneys Robert Scott and Jenna Albert Van Dusen will discuss the current state of copyright software protection, enforcement, and licensing, and related issues. 

Lunch included for attendees who register in advance. Lunch for all other attendees while supplies last.

1.0 Texas CLE General Credit hour


Robert J. ScottRobert J. Scott, Managing Partner at Scott & Scott, LLP
Robert represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP.  He has defended over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as the BSA and SIIA.  He is counsel to some of the world’s largest corporations, such as Schlumberger, PepsiCo, Iron Mountain and American Express, on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing.  More about Robert here.


Jennifer Albert Van DusenJennifer Albert Van Dusen, Associate, McKool Smith, PC
Jennifer is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes patent litigation. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal district courts across the country, as well as in international arbitration. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer gained experience through her work for the U.S. Supreme Court and as an intern for the Honorable Orlando Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Jennifer served as the Chief Articles Editor for The Review of Litigation during her time at UT Law. More about Jennifer here.


CSUSA Members $15 before 1/27, $20 after 1/27
Students and Faculty $15 before 1/27, $20 after 1/27 (Use code TXfeb3 at checkout)
Other Attendees $20 before 1/27, $25 after 1/27



Early-Bird Registration 1/27/16
Final Registration Deadline 2/1/16


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CLE Credit Details

1.0 Texas CLE General Credit hour

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