Software patents and copyrights: a curse or a blessing for mid-sized companies?

How can smaller businesses ensure that during software development, they are not taken advantage of by cooperation partners, without having to spend enormous sums on patent attorneys? What about the licenses of the so-called Open Source Initiative? Can they still make a profit for themselves, then? And what needs to be considered in development collaborations?

These questions were addressed by:

Patents and Software – An Introduction
Dr. Conny Clausen,
Saarland Universities’ Patent Marketing Agency (PVA)

Protection of Intellectual Property in Cooperation Agreements
Axel Koch,
Saarland Universities’ Patent Marketing Agency (PVA)

Freedoms in Copyright Protection
Cordula Hildebrandt,


Posted on 12.06.2012


Posted on

12th June 2012