Podcast #9: App Development Legal Issues: Open Source, Copyright, API Terms of Use and More

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/API-Dev-Cast.mp3 Today, we will discuss the business and, particularly, the legal landscape faced by application (App) developers dealing with mobile platforms (iOS, Android and Blackberry being dominant), including dealing with application interfaces (APIs) when developing based on existing applications, and, of course, client relationships.… Read more

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Innovation is Collaborative: What about Noncompetes?

In a recent podcast, Neal Seth and I discussed protection of ideas, focusing particularly on the problem where someone has a business plan, a concept, a script, or really just an idea for doing something. They want to pursue it somehow, but they’re worried that sharing it with anybody will open them up to all sorts of problems. What’s the solution? There’s always the most traditional and perhaps the most primitive solution: Lock up the idea. Meaning: Do everything you can to make sure that anything that anyone does for you as a developer, contractor, employee, business partner, vendor or whatever is owned by you or your new company.

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Podcast #3: Intellectual Property: Protecting Ideas, Concepts, Processes and Plans

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Intellectual-Property-Protecting-Ideas-Concepts-Processes-and-Plans.mp3   In today’s podcast, we discuss intellectual property issues, specifically the question of how to protect ideas.  My guest is Neal Seth, a partner in Baker Hostetler’s Washington, DC office. Neal’s practice focuses on patent litigation and appeals.  Neal has handled numerous litigation and appellate matters in a variety of technologies, including the pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical fields in district courts, the ITC, and the Federal Circuit.… Read more

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