Washington, D.C., partners Bob Stoll and Mike Remington spoke at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on Thursday, September 23, as part of an Essential Topics Series sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for campus faculty, researchers, students and the public, Their lecture was the first part of a two-part series on “Commercializing Campus-Produced Software.” Approximately 250 individuals were in attendance.
The lecture focused on intellectual property protection for software, with Bob focusing on the patent side of protection and Mike discussing how copyright protection comes into play.
WARF, a Drinker client, is the private, non-profit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WARF was founded in 1925 and is a leader and innovator among university-based technology transfer offices WARF’s mission is to support, aid and encourage UW–Madison research by protecting its discoveries and licensing them to commercial partners for beneficial use. The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a trans-disciplinary research institute at the UW-Madison that focuses on the interfaces of research, education and business.