Our Open Source Legal Training program is designed to provide legal education to practicing attorneys and law students who seek education on open source legal issues. Our presentations include topics such as Open Source Licensing & Compliance, Traditional Copyright Law, Patents/Open Patents, etc. The presentations are intended to ensure in-depth understanding of the subject matter. Open Source is relevant to all attorneys working either in-house or at a law firm. This is because Open Source has become an instrumental part of technological development. Thus, both outside and in-house counsel would be benefited from understanding the legal implications that accompany these licenses. The event will provide instruction on these topics to help attorneys gain knowledge in the subject matter.
To participate in this program, please select the Open Source Legal Training option during registration.
Southern California Linux Expo is a Bar Accredited CLE Activity Provider. This course is approved for 5.75 hours MCLE California General credit.
9am Overview of Free Software Licenses and License Compatibility (Justin Colannino)
10:15am Open Source Compliance (Heather Meeker)
11:15am Hacking the Patent System: Open Source and Patents (Daniel Nazer)
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Trademarks and FOSS: Entirely the Same and Entirely Different (Pamela Chestek)
2:00pm Recent Copyright Case Analysis From the Open Source Perspective (Tennille Christensen)
3:00pm Commercialization of Open Source (Richard Fontana)
4:00pm Open Source The Future of Technological Development (Heather Meeker, Jennifer Dumas, Eileen Evans, Richard Fontana, Pamela Chestek)
5:30pm Networking Event