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Welcome to Computing and the Law

This series of podcasts provides information about law-related topics of interest to computing professionals.

This podcast is brought to you by Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society.

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Computing and the Law: Patent Monetization

Authors Brian M. Gaff and Ralph A. Loren provide an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which they discuss how companies and institutions can obtain value from the patents theyíve acquired--especially in cases where they aren't otherwise exploiting them. From Computer's April 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/04/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.

 

 

Computing and the Law: Design Patents

Brian M. Gaff and Peter J. Cuomo

Authors Brian M. Gaff and Peter J. Cuomo provide an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which they discuss how design patents, though once relatively uncommon, are now used aggressively andóas recent events have shownócan lead to significant liability for those found to infringe them. From Computer's March 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/03/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.

This episode comes from the March 2013 issue of Computer.

Computing and the Law: Paying Bribes Abroad Will Get You in Hot Water in the US

Brian M. Gaff, Stephen G. Huggard, and Gregory W. Carey

Because of its broad and ambiguous language, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits much more conduct than most people might think. From Computer's February 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/02/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.

This episode comes from the February 2013 issue of Computer.

Protecting Bioinformatics as Intellectual Property

Although trade secrets and copyright provide some protection to bioinformatics tools, a carefully drafted patent can provide the broadest available protection in an increasingly competitive market. From Computer's January 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/01/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer./

Employment Issues Confronting Start-Up Companies

The twelfth in a series of articles in Computer magazine provides basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets discusses employment law issues faced by new companies. From Computer's December 2012 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2012/12/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer/

A Brief Overview of the America Invents Act

by Brian M. Gaff, Ralph A. Loren, and Amy M. DeCloux

A series of articles in Computer magazine provides basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets; in this installment, the authors discuss the America Invents Act. From Computer's November 2012 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2012/11/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.

This episode comes from the Novemeber 2012 issue of Computer.

Starting a Business: Which Entity Structure Is Best for You?

by Brian M. Gaff and Karl P. Fryzel

In the tenth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets, the authors discuss the different types of corporate entities.

This episode comes from the October 2012 issue of Computer.

 

 

 

Patent Reform: New Tools for Challenging Patent Validity as of September 2012

by Brian M. Gaff, Brian P. Murphy, Ralph A. Loren, Christine A. Dudzik, and Lisa Swiszcz

In the ninth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses, Computing and the Law contributors Brian M. Gaff, Brian P. Murphy, Ralph A. Loren, Christine A. Dudzik, and Lisa Swiszcz examine strategic considerations in seeking and defending against new post-grant review procedures under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

This episode comes from the September 2012 issue of Computer.

 

 

 

Doing Business in China

by Brian M. Gaff, Kenneth Choy, and Jamie Chan

The eighth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets discusses some issues that can occur when doing business in the People’s Republic of China.

This episode comes from the August 2012 issue of Computer.

Raising Capital: Where to Find It, How to Secure It, and Tips on What to Avoid

by Brian M. Gaff, Richard N. Kimball, and Jill M. Hanson

In the latest podcast installment connected to the seventh in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets, Computing and the Law coauthors Brian M. Gaff, Richard N. Kimball, and Jill M. Hanson explore ways to raise capital.

This episode comes from the July 2012 issue of Computer.

Open Source Software

by Brian M. Gaff and Gregory J. Ploussios

In the latest podcast installment connected to the sixth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on open source software, Computing and the Law coauthors Brian M. Gaff and Gregory J. Ploussios discuss common legal pitfalls that businesses encounter and when and why businesses should be prepared to get legal advice.

This episode comes from the June 2012 issue of Computer.

Do I Need A Lawyer? If You Have to Ask, You Probably Do

by Brian M. Gaff, Stephen G. Huggard, and Gregory W. Carey

In the latest podcast installment connected to the fifth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets, Computing and the Law coauthors Brian M. Gaff, Stephen G. Huggard, and Gregory W. Carey discuss common legal pitfalls that businesses encounter and when and why businesses should be prepared to get legal advice.

This episode comes from the May 2012 issue of Computer.

Defending Against Patent Infringement

by Brian M. Gaff, Brian P. Murphy, and Peter J. Cuomo

In this podcast connected to the fourth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets, Computing and the Law coauthors Brian M. Gaff, Brian P. Murphy, and Peter J. Cuomo explore patent litigation from the defendant’s perspective.

This episode comes from the April 2012 issue of Computer.

Privacy and Data Security

by Brian M. Gaff, Thomas J. Smedinghoff, and Socheth Sor

The third in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on privacy and data security.

This episode comes from the March 2012 issue of Computer.

Intellectual Property, Part II

by Brian M. Gaff and Ralph A. Loren

The second in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

This episode comes from the February 2012 issue of Computer.

Intellectual Property, Part I

by Brian M. Gaff and Ralph A. Loren

The first in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. This Web extra podcast features Brian M. Gaff and Ralph A. Loren of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP discuss protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights.

This episode comes from the January 2012 issue of Computer.

Ten Things to Know When Your Patent Application Is Allowed

by Brian M. Gaff and Catherine J. Toppin

An episode based on an article published in Computer's September 2011 issue reviews basic points to keep in mind once you've successfully filed for a patent.

Patent Law: Ten Things to Know When Your Patent Application Is Pending

by Brian M. Gaff and Catherine J. Toppin

An  episode based on an article published in Computer's August 2011 issue that provides basic points to keep in mind while your patent application is pending. This is the second in a series of three articles.

Patent Law: Ten Things to Know When Applying for a Patent

by Brian M. Gaff and Catherine J. Toppin

An  episode based on an article published in Computer's July 2011 issue reviews basic points to keep in mind when filing for a patent.

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About the Speakers

Brian GaffBrian M. Gaff, a partner at the McDermott Will & Emery law firm, is a senior member of IEEE. Contact him at bgaff@mwe.com.

Judy St. JohnJudy St. John is a managing director at the Major, Lindsey, & Africa legal search firm. Contact her at jstjohn@mlaglobal.com.

Greg HendershottGreg Hendershott founded Cakewalk and was its CEO for 25 years until retiring from the company in 2012. Contact him at www.greghendershott.com or greghendershott@gmail.com.

Alyssa Harvey DawsonAlyssa Harvey Dawson is Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Global Intellectual Property at Harman International Industries, Inc. Contact her at alyssa.harveydawson@harman.com.

Joanna M. DombroskiJoanna M. Dombroski is a patent counsel at the Global Patent Operation of General Electric Company. Contact her at joanna.m.dombrowski@ge.com.

Ralph A. Loren

Ralph A. Loren is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at rloren@edwardswildman.com.

Peter J. Cuomo is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at pcuomo@edwardswildman.com.

Stephen G. HuggardStephen G. HuggardStephen G. Huggard is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at shuggard@edwardswildman.com.

Gregory W. CareyGregory W. Carey is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at gcarey@edwardswildman.com.

Gareth DicksonGareth Dickson is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at gdickson@edwardswildman.com.

Timothy P. Van DyckTimothy P. Van Dyck is a partner at the Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP law firm and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Group. Contact him at tvandyck@edwardswildman.com.

Elizabeth A. PetersElizabeth A. Peters is an associate at the Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP law firm and is a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment Group. Contact her at epeters@edwardswildman.com.

Amy M. DeclouxAmy M. DeCloux is an associate at the Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP law firm. Contact her at adecloux@edwardswildman.com.

Karl P. FryzelKarl P. Fryzel is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP law firm. Contact him at kfryzel@edwardswildman.com.

Brian M. MurphyBrian P. Murphy is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at bmurphy@edwardswildman.com.

Christine A. DudzikChristine A. Dudzik is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact her at cdudzik@edwardswildman.com.

Lisa SwiszczLisa Swiszcz is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact her at lswiszcz@edwardswildman.com.

Kenneth ChoyKenneth Choy is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at kchoy@edwardswildman.com.

Jamie ChanJamie Chan is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact her at jchan@edwardswildman.com.

Richard N. KimballRichard N. Kimball is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at rkimball@edwardswildman.com.


Jill M. HansonJill M. Hanson is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact her at jhanson@edwardswildman.com.


Gregory J. PloussiosGregory J. Ploussios is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer and co-chair of the firm's Technology Practice Group. Contact him at gploussios@edwardswildman.com.
Thomas J. SmedinghoffThomas J. Smedinghoff is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at tsmedinghoff@edwardswildman.com.
Socheth SorSocheth Sor is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact her at ssor@edwardswildman.com.


Elizabeth A. SpinneyElizabeth A. Spinney is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact her at espinney@edwardswildman.com.
Gabriel McCoolGabriel J. McCool is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Contact him at gmccool@edwardswildman.com.

Catherine ToppinCatherine J. Toppin, a patent counsel at the Global Patent Operation of General Electric, is a member of IEEE. Contact her at catherine.toppin@ge.com.