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Ann Arbor Spark

SPARK.ed | Software Patents: Key Insights for IP Success

Thursday, September 16 2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

Software is eating the world. It’s central to so much of today’s innovation, but in terms of patenting, it’s socially controversial and legally unsettled. We’ll discuss the dynamics at the core of both and what you need to know about the options for protecting your software-based innovation. We’ll take an international look at how the “world” views AI/ML innovations and also hit on particulars for SaaS and open source software considerations. From an implementation perspective, we’ll look at managing code ownership when outsourcing and how iterative agile methodology can impact your patent strategy. Join us September 16 to learn about software patenting.

About our Presenter:

Ashley Sloat, Ph.D. is the president and director of patent strategy for Aurora Consulting. A USPTO-registered patent practitioner, she specializes in the development and management of patent portfolios for startup ventures and emerging growth companies. Using a hands-on approach to intimately understand each clients’ business, competition, and product vision, she is able to increase the value of her clients’ patent portfolios while reducing overall legal costs.