Approved for 1 hour non-traditional CLE credit in Kansas
Part 2 of the CLE series will focus on responding to or
altogether avoiding litigation involving these types of IP provisions,
including indemnification provisions and disclaimers and responding to patent
infringement assertions from non-practicing entities. Many non-IP business
contracts fail to include important IP provisions. For example, if a consumer
products business contracts with a third party to provide web-based marketing
services, there is usually a customer contract that sets out price, services
provided, termination clauses, etc. Or, if a restaurant provides on its website
dietary information supplied by a third party, there may be a supplier contract
insuring the accuracy of the dietary information, price of services provided,
etc. Corporate transactional attorneys prepare and review contracts on a daily
basis. Corporate and business attorneys will benefit from knowing the various
IP provisions for traditionally corporate, non-IP contracts (e.g., employment,
supplier, distributor, contractor, consultant, software development, licensing,
purchase, end-user license, and other common business agreements).
Jennifer Bailey and Megan Redmond, Erise IP,
P.A., Overland Park
Ms. Bailey is a partner with Erise IP and specializes in intellectual property transaction matters, patent prosecution, and software copyrights. She routinely prepares and negotiates software development agreements, IP license agreements, and supplier, joint development, and distributor agreements. She is particularly knowledgeable regarding software issues commonly encountered by many companies, including use of open source software and retaining software programmers for both small and large-scale products (including app development).
Ms. Redmond is a shareholder with Erise IP in Overland Park, Kansas. Megan litigates and tries patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. She has significant experience with all stages of proceedings in intellectual property cases in numerous federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Megan’s litigation practice focuses on high technology, complex litigation. Her experience includes cases involving electronic medical records, telecommunications, natural language processing technology, online video game technology, medical devices, medical software, GPS technology and various other technologies.