May 12, 2021 Webinar CLE: Deciphering Google v. Oracle

Topic:  Deciphering Google v. Oracle

Speakers: Please join us as speaker McCoy Smith gives a presentation on the landmark April, 2021 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Google v. Oracle, which some have labelled “the biggest software development case ever.” The presentation will review the lengthy (10+ years) of the litigation leading to that decision, the issues that the Court did, and intentionally did not, address, and some speculation on how that decision will impact future litigation over software copyrights – as well as possibly non-technical copyrights.

McCoy Smith is an intellectual property and business lawyer and litigator, with over 35 years of experience as a patent examiner, patent prosecutor, patent litigator, intellectual property counselor and in-house IP attorney at a Fortune 50 technology company. In 2019 McCoy founded, and still heads, Lex Pan Law, where he provides advice and counseling relating to intellectual property rights, patent prosecution and analysis, software licensing and license compliance, and mergers and acquisition negotiations and due diligence. He also founded and heads a software license compliance consulting business, Opsequio. He is a former instructor for a major patent bar review course provider, and sits on the editorial board of Journal of Open Law, Technology & Society, an international journal dedicated to free and open licensing.

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

Date:                     Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                 ******ZOOM Meeting******

Meeting Links Will Be Provided the Morning of the Event


Click here to register and pay via the Bar website by credit card or ACH. Cost is $25. (Note: Registration is limited, and participants must register by noon on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.)

*Waiver of the registration fee due to economic hardship is available; email the registration contact person indicated below.

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

Cancellations and Refunds:

Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by 5pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Please contact the OSB CLE Service Center to cancel and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

CLE Schedule and Material:

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The organizer for this CLE is:

McCoy Smith, Lex Pan Law LLP ([email protected])

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or [email protected].