Understanding Copyright, Software and Data as Intellectual Property

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 9:45am

Building 4, 149
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

Join us to get an overview of copyright law with considerations of its history and relevance to IP.

Copyrighted works – whether writings, art, software, or media – are a major portion of the world’s creative, intellectual, and economic output. A discussion of copyright issues including commercial, research, academic licensing and open access/ open source. Join us for an overview with a TLO Officer and Copyright Program Associate!

About the Speakers:

Kevin Hogan: Prior to joining the TLO, Kevin at Bose Corp in various roles in Software and Embedded Systems product development for over 19 years. His latest role was managing licensing, royalties, compliance, and certifications for Bose consumer electronics products and technologies. Kevin holds an MBA from Boston College and where he participated in the ‘Leadership for Change’ program at the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, a year-long cohort dedicated to responsible leadership. Kevin also received a graduate certificate in Business Law from Cornell University and a number of graduate credits in Software Engineering from Brandeis University and UMASS Lowell. Kevin is a retired Navy Command Master Chief with over 30 years of Reserve and Active duty including numerous deployments supporting special warfare, aviation logistics and expeditionary missions around the globe.

Aidan Fowler: Aidan is a professional in the technology transfer and software licensing spaces, currently holding the position of Copyright Program Associate at MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. With a focus on software copyright, open source, and data, he brings valuable expertise to his role, driving the growth of software licensing and distribution at MIT. Over 4 years, Aidan has cultivated a rich professional background, encompassing education, consulting, and technology transfer. He holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, with a focus on technology innovation.

About the TLO:

Our mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

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