On Demand

Computer Software Protection: Best Practices for Employees, Third Parties and Litigation

Practice Areas:
Intellectual Property Law |  Litigation
David Leichtman |  David Horowitz |  Larry Miller
Course Levels:
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Jun 05, 2018

Course Description

Course Description:

A seminar with leading experts on the various ways that companies protect their intellectual property interests in computer software via patents, copyrights, trade secrets and contracts.  The seminar will cover the in-house perspective, the trial lawyer's perspective and the perspective of the expert witness.


Timed Agenda:

Mins. 1-5:  Introductions
Mins. 5-10:  Topic 1-- Overview of regimes for the protection of computer software:  patents, copyrights, trade secrets, contracts
Mins. 10-30: Topic 2--  Best practices for how companies keep track of internal and external 
Mins.  30-50:  Topic 3-- What expert witnesses need and look for in disputes/litigation relating to ownership and infringement of intellectual property   for computer software
Mins:  50-60:  Closing remarks

CLE Credits

Mandatory CLE Credit

This program may be eligible for a total of 1 CLE credit(s) in a 60 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.

This program may be eligible for a total of 1.2 CLE credit(s) in a 50 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.




This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in California of which 0 are Legal Ethics, 0 are Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, 0 are Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Illinois of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Professional Responsibility credit.


Select Counsel is an approved provider in the State of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Pennsylvania of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.

States Pending Approval

The following states are pending approval.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Ohio.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Texas.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Washington.

Course Materials


David Leichtman's Profile

David Leichtman Related seminars and products: 1

David has tried cases in federal and state courts around the country, focusing on complex business litigation and intellectual property matters. He has worked across numerous industries, including financial services, life sciences, and media and entertainment. David also serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts, and serves in leadership roles on numerous bar committees.

PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Hogan Lovells  |  Morgan Lewis  |  Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
LAW SCHOOL: Columbia University

David Horowitz's Profile

David Horowitz Related seminars and products: 1

Luminary Experts

Mr. Horowitz is an expert witness specializing in intellectual property and contract disputes for software related matters, and Managing Partner of Luminary Experts, providing expert witnesses of the highest caliber, focusing primarily on software and IT issues. In his own cases, Mr. Horowitz delivers finely tuned written declarations, depositions and court testimony. Mr. Horowitz blends his extensive professional technical background as Co-Founder of software consulting firm Soundside Inc. with his significant family background in law practice to yield an insightful understanding of the topics at issue in each matter. He has a talent for translating complex technical issues into language judges and juries can understand. Mr. Horowitz has been successfully engaged in patent, copyright, trade secret and complex contractual disputes by multinationals and SMB’s alike.

EXPERIENCE: Managing Partner, Luminary Experts expert witness agency and Soundside Inc. software development consulting firm
EDUCATION: University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science
LOCATION: New York City

CONTACT: dhorowitz@luminaryexperts.com

Larry Miller Related seminars and products: 1

Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel

Larry Miller is Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel at BNY Mellon, where he is a member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Group. 2019 marks his 39 th year in law practice, with a career that spans two law firms, Deputy General Counsel of a global advertising agency, six years as General Counsel of a high tech start-up, and work at two money center banks, including BNY Mellon. Intellectual property and technology have each been a major focus of his career, including licensing and transactions, management of patent and trademark portfolios, patent litigation, and product development. At BNY Mellon, Larry is responsible for group management, Blockchain development and consortia, patent mining and litigation advice, Open Source software governance, innovation initiatives, and complex procurement transactions. Larry has been with BNY Mellon since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University and a law degree from New York University School of Law.

MCLE Information for On-Demand

MCLE Information for On-Demand Seminars

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At this time, Kansas requires the sponsor of all non-traditional format courses to submit the program application. (Kansas will not accept an application from an individual lawyer).


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For each on-demand seminar, Select Counsel will be tracking your attendance through participation codes that pop up during the presentation. Instructions on how to use these participation codes, along with information about how to retrieve your credit will be provided to you prior, during and after the completion of the program.


Upon completion of the course you will receive a either a state specific certificate of attendance for the courses that Select Counsel applied for or a Uniform Certificate of Attendance for states that have reciprocity or are self applying/reporting states.  


State by State reporting instructions will be included with each certificate of attendance. You will receive this information via email, as well as in a handout that can be accessed before, during and after the course in your customer account.

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