There are a lot of blogs out there covering intellectual property law, and a few covering software issues, but there really isn't much focusing on the nexus between those two.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) February 20, 2012
Charles A. Bieneman, partner of Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, a leading national intellectual property law firm, has launched "The Software Intellectual Property Report," found on the World Wide Web at http://swipreport.com. Rader, Fishman & Grauer develops strategies for maximizing the value of intellectual assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Clients range from multinational corporations to emerging enterprises.
The focus of this new e-publication will be the intersection of software and intellectual property law. As Mr. Bieneman noted, "There are a lot of blogs out there covering intellectual property law, and a few covering software issues, but there really isn't much focusing on the nexus between those two."
Mr. Bieneman explained that software patents were almost a topic unto themselves, but added "The SWIP Report is going to cover much more than that." Mr. Bieneman plans for the new blog to cover issues ranging from protecting software to software licenses to cloud computing, with special attention to the impact on software of the traditional "Big Four" of intellectual property law: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Initial posts cover software patents, software licensing issues, and concerns about cloud computing customer agreements.
“The Software Intellectual Property Report” offers a free e-mail newsletter that will be sent on a periodic basis. Anyone can sign up for the newsletter by going to http://swipreport.com and clicking on the "Subscribe" link. An RSS feed is also available.
Mr. Bieneman currently serves as 2011-2012 Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Information Technology Law Section. Prior to joining Rader, Fishman & Grauer, he was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, where he examined claimed inventions in the areas of computer software, databases, and the World Wide Web. Mr. Bieneman holds a J.D., cum laude from University of Michigan Law School, B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College in Sante Fe.
Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC is a national intellectual property law firm in the United States, ranking annually in the top 10 percent in the number of new patents and trademarks obtained nationwide (IP Today). The firm is a leader in intellectual property litigation and operates its high-tech courtroom. Its practice is focused exclusively on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and associated litigation, licensing, freedom-to-use opinions and due diligence investigations. Rader, Fishman & Grauer attorneys provide intellectual property legal counsel and services globally from offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Washington, D.C.; Orange County, California; Silicon Valley, California and Tokyo. Visit: http://www.raderfishman.com