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Join us for our first Wildcatalyst Seminar of the academic year!

Hot Topics in IP and Technology: Open Source Software


Our Speakers:

Mary Lou Wakimura, J.D.
Principal, Hamilton, Brooks, Smith, Reynolds

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Matt Jacobs, J.D.
Former Vice President & General Counsel at Black Duck Software, Inc. (Recently acquired by Synopsys, Inc.)
Director with Synopsys legal group


When:

Thursday, September 26th
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Networking with free refreshments from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Where:

UNHI Training Room
21 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
Attendees can enter through the entrance closest to the Pettee Brook parking lot and follow the signs to the event.


About September's Seminar:

This fall, we are offering a mini seminar series called Hot Topics in IP and Technology. We've invited industry experts to come and talk about the latest in Intellectual Property (IP) topics and emerging technology and the implications for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

For September's seminar, we've invited Mary Lou Wakimura, J.D. and Matt Jacobs, J.D. to share their expertise on Open Source Software (OSS). Mary Lou is a Principal at Hamilton, Smith, Brooks, Reynolds with years of experience advising on OSS licenses and other software licensing agreements. Matt was the VP and General Counsel at Black Duck Software (recently acquired by Synopsys, Inc.), a company whose products automate the process of securing and managing OSS.

Use of OSS is on the rise as software developers seek new ways to reduce costs and get products to market fast. Mary Lou and Matt will share their expertise and discuss the legal basics around using OSS, as well as the benefits, risks, and pitfalls of using OSS in your own software.




About Our Speaker:

Mary Lou Wakimura, J.D.
For over 30 years, Mary Lou has assisted clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management. She has particular experience with computer-related technologies and systems relating to digital imaging, video/multi-media applications, mobile applications, and other platforms (cloud based, SaaS), 3D modeling and engineering simulations (at times involving artificial intelligence), bio/chemical analyses and processing including bioinformatics and medical diagnostics, alternative energy, social networks and associated operations, virtual currency, and electro-mechanical matters, with and without a software component. Mary Lou’s practice also includes preparing infringement opinions and conducting due diligence directed to computer and software technologies. She advises on open source software licenses and other software licensing agreements.

Mary Lou is a software engineer with experience in numerous programming languages, data analyses and software/application design. She is familiar with various data structures, compression/ decompression techniques, encryption technology, blockchain, digital signal processing, artificial intelligence/neural networks, machine learning, pattern matching, and computer network/Internet technology.


Matt Jacobs, J.D.
Matthew Jacobs was Vice President and General Counsel at Black Duck Software, Inc., recently acquired by Synopsys, Inc. He is now a director with the legal group at Synopsys. Organizations worldwide use Synopsys’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Matt’s work at Synopsys includes managing licensing and contract negotiation and advising senior management on day-to-day legal affairs. In addition to being a frequent speaker on open source–related topics, Matt routinely advises Synopsys’s customers with respect to leading-edge open source adoption, use and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Black Duck in 2009, Matt was with Bernstein Shur, where he counseled companies on a variety of intellectual property matters, including open source compliance. Before that, he held in-house positions with Cabletron Systems and Standex International.

Matt earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and holds a master’s degree in business from Plymouth State University.





Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:

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Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact unh.innovation@unh.edu for more information.



Event Location:

UNHI Training Room located at 21 Madbury Road, Durham, NH. Attendees can enter through the entrance closest to the Pettee Brook parking lot (see the image below) and follow the signs to the event.

Attendees may park along Madbury Road, Pettee Brook Lane, and Main Street. Parking is metered until 8:00 PM and is strictly enforced. The first hour is free in many lots, HOWEVER, please make sure a ticket is displayed in your vehicle before leaving.

For additional parking guidelines, please visit the UNH Parking website.


Fall 2019 Wildcatalyst Seminar Series: Hot Topics in IP and Technology

The Wildcatalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly during the academic year, is open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the innovations of today represent the essential products and services for tomorrow’s needs.

This fall, we are offering a mini seminar series called Hot Topics in IP and Technology. We've invited industry experts to come and talk about the latest in IP topics and emerging technology and the implications for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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