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LES Wis. Chapter: Strategies in Intellectual Property Protection for Software
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LES Wis. Chapter: Strategies in Intellectual Property Protection for Software

When: Monday, February 4, 2019
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Where: Quarles & Brady LLP Madison and Milwaukee Locations
United States
Contact: Jennifer Gottwald
(608) 960-9854

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Strategies in Intellectual Property Protection for Software

Expert presentation, discussion, and networking reception


Software is more and more important to businesses, and strategies on protecting your proprietary software are evolving. Come to hear current expert views on how you might best use various intellectual property to preserve the value of your software inventions. This presentation will cover current trends and some recent cases that help inform your business strategy. The overview will distill the legal aspects to information that helps coders, entrepreneurs, business development professionals, and others looking to commercialize software. Time for discussion and networking will round out the presentation.

This event will be held simultaneously in both Milwaukee and Madison. The two sites will be connected for the presentation and discussion, and networking will follow at both sites.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided


Steve Gardner - Quarles & Brady

Steve Gardner practices at Quarles&Brady, focusing on IP-related transactions and litigation. He works with both national and start-up companies, as well as research institutions and other IP owners to promote their technology through licensing and collaborative agreements and to maximize commercial value of their developments. When commercialization of IP assets is jeopardized through infringement, or IP agreements are breached, Mr. Gardner assists clients in a variety of enforcement efforts, including proceedings before numerous U.S. district courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Gardner has counseled clients concerning all types of intellectual property in a wide variety of technologies, including on matters relating to software, magnetic resonance imaging, CT imaging, medical devices, industrial equipment, photolithography equipment, semiconductor chip manufacturing methods, liquid crystal display devices, LED manufacturing, and processors and electronic controllers.


Monday, February 4

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.






Quarles & Brady LLP Madison office
33 East main Street Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703


Quarles & Brady LLP Milwaukee office
411 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Registration: Please choose which location you will be attending when you register

Before January 28:                                        After January 28:

LES Member: $10.00                                      LES Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $15.00                                      Non-Member: $20.00
LES Student Member: $5.00                         LES Student Member: $10.00


This event is generously sponsored by:

The Wisconsin Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after January 28th.  Substitutions are accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


Disability/Dietary Needs
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page. 

Photography Consent
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


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