Ctrl C - IP and IT


Date: 19 May 2011


The Associates of Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property and Commercial Groups presented the fourth seminar of the In Focus series entitled 'Ctrl C - IP and IT' on 19.05.2011.

This seminar, hosted by associates of Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property and Commercial Groups in London, considered the IP rights which subsist in software, the interplay between traditional IT models and cloud computing, and the commercial and legal issues faced by suppliers and customers in the modern IT environment.

The seminar was aimed at those who use or develop software and those in relevant fields of academia or industry who are either IP or IT practitioners or who seek to be aware of IP or IT issues.

For further information, or to register for future seminars please contact the Events Team at events@twobirds.com or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

Attendees of this seminar may click here for access to the materials.  Please contact either of the Chairs below, for further information.


The programme

Chair

Emily Peters
Welcome and introduction

Speakers

Barry Jennings
Software Sourcing
- What does Cloud Computing mean for Business Customers

  • What is cloud computing? Should I believe the hype?
  • What are the risks associated with cloud computing?
  • How should I approach the transition to cloud computing?

Alice Sculthorpe
Rights in Software
- How does IP protect your software and data?

  • Copycat software - scope of your rights?
  • Not my territory - jurisdictional issues in protecting your data.

Amy Williams
Rights in Software - How does IP protect your software and data?

  • Copycat software - scope of your rights?
  • Not my territory - jurisdictional issues in protecting your data.

Tessa Finlayson
Data Protection and Cloud Computing
- What should suppliers, customers and end users think about?

  • Where is the data?
  • Is the data secure?
  • What happens in the event of a data loss or breach?