Intellectual Property Concerns for ISV Partners
June 25, 2014
Chicago Partner User Group Meeting.
Vivek Jayaram (Jayaram Law Group) and Mark Joy (Mark Joy, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD) led Chicago Partner User Group members in a fantastic discussion on the issues involved in their protecting their app and go-to-market intellectual property . Vivek focuses on copyright law and litigation, as it relates to information technology. Mark specializes in patent law, as it relates to software and hardware.
- Make strategic decisions about which IP protections to engage based on stage of product development, whether you are protecting go-to-market strategy or product itself.
- Some registrations are so cheap, that they are no-brainers.
- Some registrations don’t require an attorney, others, like a patent, are something you may want a specialist to do. In either case, understand your choices.
- Doing registrations correctly upfront, can save big on later legal costs, can give you strategic defenses other than court and arbitration, and may simple keep some people out of your space.
Thank you Vivek and Mark. I heard many positive comments about your presentation. At our next meeting, August 27th, we will have three panelists talk about Salesforce.com Product Development Organizations. Register at Eventbrite.by Charlie Havens, Salesforce.com’s Chicago Partner User Group Leader.