Intelectual Property Owners Association

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IP Chat Channel


Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP are produced in cooperation with host Pamela Sherrid, former editor of IP Law & Business magazine. Listen to presentations by experts who will answer your questions immediately!

Registration Fee: $130 per user Government/Academic Rates are available upon written request to

2014 Scheduled Webinars

What Every IP Attorney Should Know About Open Source Software
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00pm ET
Hosted by IPO’s Open Source Committee

Moderator: Kenneth Corsello, IBM Corp.

If software is eating the world, then open source software has swallowed a big bite. Many products sold today – from gene sequencers to electric trains to stand alone software applications – contain open source software as part of or as a complement to that product. While product developers find open source to be a very valuable tool, it comes with some legal strings attached and should be used properly. Unfortunately, many business and IP professionals are unfamiliar with the legal issues and compliance requirements that open source licenses impose. As a result, many businesses do not have in place a review process to ensure compliance with the open license and to advise the business team on the legal impact of using a particular open source software package. Tune in to this webinar to learn the basics of open source from an IP law perspective.

  • What are “open source software” and “open source licenses”?
  • What are examples of conditions set by open source licenses and what is their relationship with IP law?
  • What happens if you use or distribute code without complying with an open source license?
  • How do you manage the risks associated with open source code?

Our panel includes in-house practitioners who advise their clients on open source issues on a regular basis. Among the issues they will discuss are:


  • Victor Huang, Illumina
  • Joseph D’Angelo, EMC Corp.
  • Elaine Lee, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Implications of Limelight v. Akamai: Life Sciences
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00pm ET


  • Ned Israelsen, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
  • Jonathan Singer, Fish & Richardson, PC
  • Mark Stewart, Eli Lilly and Co.

Global Developments in Standards and FRAND 
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00pm ET


  • Earl Nied, Intel Corp.
  • Christopher Thomas, Hogan Lovells
  • Koren Wong-Ervin, U.S. Federal Trade Commission


IP Chat Channel webinars are available on-demand two days after the live webinar. A webinar can be viewed one-time only, either immediately or up to 14 days after payment. Topics are searchable within each of the categories below.

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Pamela Sherrid Former editor of IP Law & Business magazine and a reporter and writer at FortuneForbes and U.S. News & World Report.

Contact Us

For general inquiries or if you would like to be notified of future IP Chat Channel webinars or meetings, e-mail your contact information to or call (202) 507-4500.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit CLE will be available for registered attendees only.  Registered attendees must login under their attendee ID in order to verify attendance.  Once an attendee completes a course, a completed certificate of attendance must be submitted to IPO in order to receive credit (CofAs are provided by IPO once attendance is verified – usually 2-3 business days). LIVE WEBINARS:  IPO is applying for CLE for all live programs in the majority of the states that require CLE.  IPO will not be applying for CLE in the states of Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, or Texas (attorneys in TX may submit up to 5 hours of self-study credit). ON-DEMAND WEBINARS: For webinars recorded February 14, 2013 to present date, IPO is applying for CLE credit in CA, NJ, PA and VA.  At this time, IPO is not applying in any other states.  For webinars recorded prior to February 14, 2013, IPO will not be applying for CLE credit. For questions regarding which states IPO will apply to or other CLE related questions, contact or call (202) 507-4500.

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