Protecting Software

Learn how to protect your software products from competitors and software pirates alike! You've spent a lot of time and money on developing a new software product that gives you a competitive edge. What you don't need are competitors hot on your tracks with similar products, or, even worse, software pirates selling illegal copies of your program over the Internet or on a downtown street corner. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to prevent such things from happening!

At this seminar, you will learn from the experts at HOLLAND & BONZAGNI, P.C. about the different options for protecting software. These include:

Copyright protection - copyright registrations are available for all software programs, and are relatively quick and inexpensive to obtain. While they don't protect the idea behind the program, they do prevent others from making and selling knockoffs.

Patent protection - software patents are more expensive to obtain, but can offer very broad protection that even extends to preventing others from creating their own, similar programs!

End-user software license agreements - an end-user agreement spells out exactly what an end user can and cannot do with purchased software. Thus, a properly worded agreement can reduce the chances of, e.g., someone passing along copies of a program to friends, or installing a program intended for a single computer on all the computers in an office.

Trademarks - like all products, software can be protected under trademark law, preventing others from purposefully confusing consumers as to the source of their software programs, or from ripping off the "look-and-feel" of yours.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Executive Officers Vice-Presidents of R&D
  • Vice-Presidents of Marketing
  • Directors of Administration
  • In-House Counsel
  • IT Managers