It hardly been a secret that we’ve been hugely involved in the planning for Leeds Digital festival – a real effort of the willing, led by Stuart Clarke, with all sorts of organisations involved. As lawyers specialising in the digital sector, we’ve lent our expertise and professionalism, to good effect (we hope – are we to judge?).
Our own event is at Leeds Dock in the morning on 26th April, when we’re joining with Appleyard Lees to discuss the protection of intellectual property – the key asset for digital businesses. We’re particularly interested in the protection of software, and Appleyard Lees are one of Samsung’s European attorneys patenting software – so in fact you can patent software, if done the right way.
We’ll also discuss open source and its problems, the ownership of copyright in software, and trademarks too.
We’ve worked in this area for a long time, so there’ll be some salutary tales of what some of our clients have done wrong, or done right, and what the outcomes have been. If you have a digital business, or digital assets, you may recognise your scenario and we guarantee you’ll learn something new.
Written by Paul Berwin of Berwins Solicitors