[Fsfe-ie] Tralee presentation on swpats and fs legal issues, May 26th

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Tue May 12 19:57:55 CEST 2009

This event will probably be very interesting.  Could anyone attend and
either take notes or record the audio (maybe with a digital camera)?

(forwarding mail from keith at clubheadbangbang.org to ILUG)
> Key Legal Issues in the Technology Sector
> Tuesday, 26th May 2009 6pm
> Venue:  Innovation Works, Kerry Technology Park, Tralee
> A seminar on dealing with latest legal developments in the technology sector
> from leading specialists.
> If you are interested in attending please contact JB Healy Crowley Solicitors,
> Killorglin, Co Kerry on 066 9761116 or email agannon at jbhc.ie
> 6.00 pm	Registration/Tea and Coffee
> 6.05pm	Open Source Software – What you need to know?
> Open source software is widely used in many aspects of software development.
> Using examples from recorded cases and practice, this lecture will provide
> insights into legal issues concerning open source software and deals with
> topics such as:-
> •	What is best practice concerning the use of open source software?
> •	What are the restrictions on use of software which incorporates open source
> software?
> •	Who enforces rights associated with open source software?
> •	Where now for open source software?
> Presented by Colm Kelly, JB Healy Crowley Solicitors
> 6.25 pm	Current Issues in Patenting Software
> Patenting software presents specific challenges depending on the nature of the
> software and the intended market. In this talk a leading patent attorney,  will
> discuss the best ways to protect your innovation through the patent system with
> references to the US and European markets
> Presented by Barry Moore, Hanna Moore and Curley, European Patent and Trade Mark
> Attorneys
> 6.50pm
> Questions/Discussion
> About your speakers
> Colm Kelly is a partner in the firm of JB Healy Crowley solicitors and has over
> ten years experience in providing advice on technology law.  He has acted for
> both investors and technology companies in connection with venture capital
> investments as well as having negotiated all forms of technology contracts. He
> trained as a solicitor with a leading commercial law firm, where he
> subsequently worked as a qualified solicitor for several years.  He joined JB
> Healy Crowley Solicitors, Killorglin, as a partner in 2007 having worked for
> the previous three years as in-house counsel to Kerry based financial services
> firm, FEXCO.  He holds a masters degree (NUI) in copyright law (on the topic of
> performers’ rights) and is the co-author of the annotations to the Irish
> copyright legislation and sole author of a similar publication on Ireland’s
> industrial designs legislation.  He currently lectures at the Cork Law School
> on intellectual property and IT law.
> Barry Moore is a patent attorney with Hanna, Moore & Curley whose main areas of
> expertise are in the practice of high technology, software and medical devices.
>  Having worked for a campus company and as a research scientist prior to
> becoming a patent attorney, Barry is a Chartered Physicist. He has partaken in
> strategy groups advising the Irish Government on Research, Development and
> Innovation, and sat on the Irish Government Task Force advising on
> nanotechnology. He also represented the Irish Software Association in advising
> European Members of Parliament on the EU Software Patent Directives. He is a
> named inventor on US 6028663 and specialises in patents relating to
> electronics, semiconductors, MEMS structures, optics, software and
> communications systems and is also active in obtaining protection for consumer
> appliances.

Ciarán O'Riordan, +32 487 64 17 54, http://ciaran.compsoc.com/

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