Speaking Engagement

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Colloquium

"Weathering the Storm: Patents in the Cloud"


Johns Hopkins University

Parsons Auditorium
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD

2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Recent U.S. court decisions have made both obtaining and enforcing software-related patents a more complex undertaking than before--one that is further complicated by distributing the related computing systems into a cloud environment.

On January 6, 2012, Richard Gilly will review the current legal landscape for enforcing patents for software-related inventions, then discuss how the highest appeals court for patents may be changing that landscape once it decides two cases currently under review. Best practices in drafting software patents so as to be enforceable in this dynamic legal and technical environment will be discussed.

The APL Colloquium began in 1947. Held weekly, it is one of the longest standing technical and scientific lecture series in the Washington/Baltimore area. The goal of the Colloquium has been to bring to the Laboratory scientific scholars, technical innovators, industry leaders, government sponsors, and policy makers to inform, educate, and enlighten Laboratory staff on what is currently exciting, relevant, and of value to the work of APL.

For more information, contact colloquium@jhuapl.edu or (240) 228-6588.