Topic: intellectual property

GitLab to protect developers side projects with amended PIAA

GitLab is expanding on its core tenet of “everyone can contribute” by amending its Proprietary Information and Assignment Agreement (PIAA). The agreement has been updated to clarify how contributors can maintain projects that are unrelated to GitLab. In a recent Twitter poll, the company found 85 percent of respondents have a technical side project outside … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Copyright is enough for software

I have, for some truly inexplicable reason, spent a lot of time in the company of IP lawyers in the past month. This includes software industry folks, professors, and even a general counsel for the MPAA. I am not a lawyer, I don’t often wear suits, and I was thrown out of a few colleges … continue reading

Moovweb’s Optimize MEO platform, Verizon launches enterprise cybersecurity service, and Microsoft releases Band Web Tiles, Health Cloud APIs—SD Times news digest: July 16, 2015

Responsive design company Moovweb has coined a new mobile development term—Mobile Experience Optimization (MEO)—and has rolled out a platform to go with it. Moovweb Optimize is an MEO platform allowing developers and organizations to customize code usability and user flow within a mobile app experience for contextual use, while using edge caching, post load and … continue reading

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 9: Intellectual property value

Only on “Silicon Valley” would an intellectual property case hinge on lawyers figuring out that when Richard is talking about his “girlfriend” in e-mails, he’s referring to his laptop. In a conveniently timed twist, Richard—who’s always maintained he never worked on Pied Piper at Hooli—realizes that for a three-day period while his “girlfriend” was in … continue reading

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 2: Legal Freeze

Silicon Valley can turn on you in a hurry. As the show continues to remind us from episode to episode, the modern cradle of technological innovation is a comically fickle one. Not a day after every VC firm in the valley lined up with higher and higher Series A funding offers, an intimidation lawsuit from … continue reading

Intellectual property: Safeguarding your company’s code and software licenses

What can you do to keep intruders out of your company’s code and licenses? … continue reading

The Microsoft IP tussle over Android

IP lawyers describe the many tactics Microsoft uses to defend its patents, and how they can be countered … continue reading

To protect your source code, treat it like intellectual property

Here are three ways to keep an innovator’s ideas secure and profitable … continue reading

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