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Sep
13
Mon
Consultants’ Network of San Diego – “Patent Eligibility of Software” @ Virtual
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday, September 13, 2021

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego – Topic: Patent Eligibility of Software”

 Speaker:   Rob Cogan, Continuum Law

Abstract 

“Patent eligibility” is critically important for software inventions. The 2014 Supreme Court case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International held that putting an old method on a computer would not make it patentable. This decision turned the world of computer-related inventions on its head because it created so many ambiguities. Since then, several more Supreme Court decisions and carefully crafted sets of guidelines from the Patent Office have provided some clarification. Today’s rules are equally applicable to complex software as to game apps. A better understanding of patent eligibility goes hand-in-hand with a better understanding of value. We will also touch on such matters as whom to name as the inventor of a program generated by artificial intelligence, copyright ownership of code, and working as a software consultant.

 

Bio: 

Rob Cogan is Principal Attorney at Continuum Law in downtown San Diego. The firm handles high tech business issues for small and large companies, patent-trademark-copyright, and contracts. Most recently he has been guiding companies across the legal minefields of California’s new laws regarding classification of independent contractors and employees.

Rob is among the first attorneys to prosecute a software patent application to allowance at the United States Patent Office. He litigates software issues, creates joint software development agreements, and registers copyrights in source code.

His electrical engineering degree is from The Cooper Union in New York City, and his law degree is from the George Washington University National Law Center.

 

Location:
This meeting will be held online.  Please RSVP Here on IEEE Vtools.  We will send an e-mail to all registered participants on Sunday evening with meeting connection information. 

San Diego IEEE Consultants’ Network Meeting Date and Time:
September 13, 2021 (Monday)
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm – Introductions and Announcements

Sep
15
Wed
Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM @ Webex - Virtual
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SDIEEE EXCOM Meeting

Executive Committee meeting to discuss upcoming San Diego IEEE activities.  All IEEE members welcome to attend.

Agenda:

6:00  Meeting begins
Review minutes
Student reports
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New Business
8:30   Adjourn

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Sep
20
Mon
Global OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

IEEE/OES co-chair of the Global OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto conference to be held this September 20th to 23th.

The event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate, and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our Oceans.

More Info: https://global21.oceansconference.org/

The San Diego portion will be an in-person event.

Robert Wernli – Global OCEANS 2021 Co-Chair

Oct
20
Wed
Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM @ Webex - Virtual
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SDIEEE EXCOM Meeting

Executive Committee meeting to discuss upcoming San Diego IEEE activities.  All IEEE members welcome to attend.

Agenda:

6:00  Meeting begins
Review minutes
Student reports
Upcoming programs
New Business
8:30   Adjourn

 To add to the agenda, please email zhenshengz@gmail.com

All invited, please RSVP in Vtools

February – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/260395
March – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266223
April –
May 19th – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/272230
June 16th – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/274668
July –
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Nov
17
Wed
Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM @ Webex - Virtual
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SDIEEE EXCOM Meeting

Executive Committee meeting to discuss upcoming San Diego IEEE activities.  All IEEE members welcome to attend.

Agenda:

6:00  Meeting begins
Review minutes
Student reports
Upcoming programs
New Business
8:30   Adjourn

 To add to the agenda, please email zhenshengz@gmail.com

All invited, please RSVP in Vtools

February – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/260395
March – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266223
April –
May 19th – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/272230
June 16th – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/274668
July –
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Dec
15
Wed
Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM @ Webex - Virtual
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SDIEEE EXCOM Meeting

Executive Committee meeting to discuss upcoming San Diego IEEE activities.  All IEEE members welcome to attend.

Agenda:

6:00  Meeting begins
Review minutes
Student reports
Upcoming programs
New Business
8:30   Adjourn

 To add to the agenda, please email zhenshengz@gmail.com

All invited, please RSVP in Vtools

February – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/260395
March – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266223
April –
May 19th – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/272230
June 16th – https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/274668
July –
August –
September –
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