April 3, 2019 Brown Bag CLE: Everything You Need To Know About Free & Open Source Licensing

Free & Open Source Licensing is a model that has been around for over 30 years, and continues to gain traction as a licensing model for large corporate entities, not only for software, but for other technologies as well. This presentation will give attendees a brief summary of the philosophy and legal mechanics behind open source licensing, so that they understand the model and can intelligently answer basic client questions. The presentation will also explore some recent “hot” topics in the free & open source licensing world, explaining what those topics might mean for the future of the licensing model, and how those topics might impact how attendees advise clients.

Materials:  Open Source Preso for Oregon State Bar IP Section

Speaker:  McCoy Smith handles all IP matters for Intel’s Data Center Group. He chaired, for over a decade, Intel’s Open Source Legal Practice Group, and is a former co-chair for the Open Source Committee for the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO). He is a current member of the Editorial Committee of the International Free & Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSSLR). From 2006-2007, McCoy was an active participant in one of the discussion committees working on the drafting of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3, published in June, 2007, and he authored the BSD+Patent open source license, approved by the Open Source Initiative in 2017. Prior to joining Intel in 1999, McCoy was an attorney in private practice at Kenyon & Kenyon in New York, NY and Washington, DC, specializing in IP litigation and patent prosecution. He was also a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office prior to law school.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:               April 3, 2019

Time:               12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 228-2277


$20 without lunch (you may bring your own lunch, food carts are just 2-blocks away)

$43 with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common (menu selection provided at registration link, below). For boxed lunches, your registration with lunch order must be received by noon, Friday, March 1. Otherwise, you may register any time prior to the meeting or at the door.

* Law students:  May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

Please bring payment to the CLE (check or cash). Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted. Please make checks payable to: Oregon State Bar IP Section.

At least 48 hours’ notice is required to cancel your pre-ordered lunch with a refund. No-shows will be charged for pre-ordered lunches if 48 hr cancellation notice was not received.

The organizer for this CLE is: Christopher Erickson of Tonkon Torp LLP (email both: [email protected] and [email protected]).

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form provided at https://goo.gl/forms/BraP97zgdg1JsJuB3