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What is the right approach for the intellectual property (IP) of a software technology company? Where does IP fit in an anti-IP hacker culture?
Your objective could be freedom to innovate and to build something great without being shut out by other market players, or your objective could be to secure commercial exclusivity. In any case, the IP generated by your company needs to be handled in a way that furthers the business objectives.
Join Jeff Leuschner, of Smart & Biggar, to learn about the IP toolkit – the collection of IP rights most applicable when evaluating the innovations of your software company, and to learn about how different innovations can be matched to different IP rights to best further your company’s business objectives.
About Jeff Leuschner
Jeff Leuschner has practiced in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) for over a decade, with an emphasis on patents. When working with tech companies, Jeff advises on where to focus patenting activity to best support the company’s business objectives, especially in view of other options such as trade secret protection and defensive publication. His approach is quality over quantity. Not just a well drafted patent, but one that will actually have commercial relevance.
Prior to entering the IP profession, Jeff pursued graduate studies in the field of electrical and computer engineering.
About Smart & Biggar
Smart & Biggar helps the world’s leading tech companies protect and leverage their IP, and advises them on how to use IP Strategy to secure growth around the world.
Headquartered in Ottawa with a national presence, Smart & Biggar has a consistent track record and reputation as the leaders for IP and tech law in Canada.