Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law 2020: How Open Source Software is Invading Proprietary Platforms, for Better or Worse


The term "open source" in software is more accurately represented "31 flavors of less restrictive but still limiting bundles of permissions - cone or cup?" Unfortunately, few development teams truly appreciate that by using GitHub building blocks they exchange increased development speed for downstream securities vulnerabilities and intellectual property risks. This presentation surveys the rise in IoT, dependence upon open source tools, general practitioner advice for due diligence protocols, and reviews key cases around licensing and litigation.


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Course InformationHighlights
  • Approved Distance Learning for 2020
  • View on your laptop or mobile device
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • All CLE for 2020 can be taken online
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 0.50
Total Credits: 0.5

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.