Friday, October 22, 2010

OPEN SOURCE: Is Open Really Free

Title: OPEN SOURCE: Is Open Really Free

Presenter: Howard Gitten with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

Date: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Time: 9:30-11:00

Location: University Tower Building located at 12201 Research Parkway,

2nd Floor large conference room #211, Orlando, FL., 32826

Fee: $20 (Free to only UCF Incubator clients and Florida Photonics Cluster members)

RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email

Many companies from Incubator start ups to Microsoft are increasingly making use of Open Source

software. But what does that really mean? We will explore what is meant by 'open source', some

of the more common licenses, and what business ramifications it may have for downstream use,

investors, and joint development partners.

Howard Gitten bio:

Having worked both in-house at a cutting edge photonics company, and in private

practice, Howard brings a unique perspective to technology law. He brings a

business Perspective to technology issues and his technology background to

business issues. As a registered patent attorney, Howard, along with his

colleagues in the Intellectual Property Department, not only know how best to

protect a client's unique assets, but how best to make them marketable and best use

intellectual property for competitive advantage. Howard has advised his clients in

instituting cradle-to-grave IP regimes, to licensing IP and building joint development programs around a client's IP.

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