Austin Chapter Meeting

DATE & TIME
Friday, February 22, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

TITLE

Panel Discussion: All Hybrids, Now & Forever

PANELISTS
Lori W. O'Connell, Director, Law Department, Digital Networking, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Don Shafer, Technical Fellow and Chief Safety Officer, Athens Group

Moderator
Henry W. (Hank) Jones, Law Office of Henry W. Jones, III and Owner, Intersect Technology Consulting

DESCRIPTION

The multi-disciplinary panel will analyze how and why specific, recent (last 12 months) and impending (next 24 months) global changes in both (a) software design and creation and (b) software licensing have triggered new, subtle, under-managed, unexpected challenges, risks, and opportunities for organizations in every industry.

The panelists will discuss:

  • New recommended action items and best practices for software procurement, commercialization, and life cycle management
  • New, novel, and useful license terms and words
  • The financial and competitive dangers of common lingering software licensing myths

The session will cover: (a) traditional proprietary products and tools; (b) open source; and (c) the still-evolving phenomenon of "hybrid" applications (and tools) incorporating both "species" of code.

Particularly analyzed and discussed will be actual, recent operational "trainwrecks" and "lessons learned" disclosed by new, unpublicized litigations, government office disclosures, and other public but hard-to-find data.
The agenda will be geared to both start-up and established vendors, packaged product and custom development, and on-site hosted (traditionally licensed) and SaaS (web-accessed "software as a service") licensing and software

LOCATION
Barton Creek Country Club
Rayburn Room, Resort Main Level
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, TX 78735-1406
(512) 329-4000
www.bartoncreek.com
     
ONLINE REGISTRATION
LES Member:          $40
LES Non-member:   $45

Online Registration Deadline:  Thursday, February 21, 12 PM CST

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after February 21
Substitutions are permitted

Online pre-registration has now closed. Onsite registration will be available tomorrow prior to the meeting. 
MEETING CONTACTS
Online Registration 
chapters@les.org

Program & Location
Michael Smith
austin-les@patent-counselors.com