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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: Working with Your Legal Department

Authors Brian M. Gaff and Alyssa Harvey Dawson provide an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which they discuss that although communication between engineers and lawyers can be less than ideal, improving it has far-reaching benefits and can help companies avoid risk.

 

 

 

 

Computing and the Law: Ten Things to Know about Applying for Non-US Patents

Authors Brian M. Gaff and Joanna M. Dombrowski provide an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which they discuss how knowing the key factors to consider for non-US patents can help inventors extend the scope of protection. From Computer's August 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/08/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.

 

 

 

Computing and the Law: The Troll under the Bridge

Author Brian M. Gaff provides an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which he discusses how patent owners who donít make, use, or sell their own patented technology but instead sue others for infringement are sometimes called non-practicing entities (NPEs) or--more derisively--"trolls.î From Computer's July 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/07/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.

 

 

 

Computing and the Law: Are You Exhausted by Your First Sale?

Author Brian M. Gaff provides an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which he discusses how products protected by patents, copyrights, or trademarks sometimes lose those protections when theyíre sold, leaving the holders of those IP rights with little recourse if those products are later resold. From Computer's June 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/06/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer.>p>

 

 

Computing and the Law: Who Invents What

Author Brian M. Gaff provides an audio recording of the Computing and the Law column, in which he discusses how determining who to name as an inventor on a US patent can sometimes be more difficult than expected, and how mistakes in doing so can prove costly. From Computer's May 2013 issue: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/05/index.html. Visit Computer: http://www.computer.org/computer

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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.