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IP Issues Related to Mobile Applications

PDF Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano
Santa Monica, CA
July 22, 2014

Victor Sapphire delivered a class for MCLE credit at the law offices of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano in Santa Monica on the topic of IP Issues Related to Mobile Applications from 1pm to 2pm on July 22, 2014. This class delved into intellectual property issues related to mobile applications. It broke down the process of registering for a trademark, applying for a patent and registering a copyright to protect authorship / inventorship.

The course explored intellectual property issues unique to the burgeoning field of mobile software apps and included a look at the business issues confronting developers as a way to frame the intellectual property discussion with clients. IP issues discussed included the difference between domestic and foreign filing, factors to consider when filing a patent for a software app, such as originality and novelty of an invention, and the strategic uses of intellectual property filings to gain business advantage over competitors.