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The API Copyright Debate and Breaking Down the Oracle v. Google Case in a Live SmartBear Webinar

Two Lawyers on Each Side of API Copyright Argument Debate Live in SmartBear Webinar – Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
BEVERLY, Mass. — May 28, 2014 —

SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, is hosting a live webinar, “The API Copyright Debate – Breaking Down the Oracle v. Google Case,” on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Lorinda Brandon, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Testing and Performance Products at SmartBear is moderating a live online debate between two passionate lawyers on each side of the API copyright argument, Joel Rothman of Schneider Rothman IP Law Group and Mitch Stoltz of Electronic Frontier Foundation.

WHAT:           “The API Copyright Debate – Breaking Down the Oracle v. Google Case,” a Live Webinar by SmartBear

WHEN:           Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:        Register at: http://www2.smartbear.com/inbound-soapui-pro-api-copyright-debate.html

The recent reversal in the Oracle v. Google case sets a new precedent for API copyrightability. While the decision is poised to stir up the already frenzied API industry, dozens of legal and philosophical questions remain unanswered. This discussion covers the validity of the court's decision, the major points in the upcoming “fair use” trial, the impact the case will have on the API and mobile industries, and whether it will boost or hinder innovation in this space as well a handful of impromptu questions from the audience. Submit questions in advance by tweeting to #APIcopyright.

Joel Rothman is a Partner at Schneider Rothman IP Law Group. He represents clients in intellectual property infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, defamation, trade libel, unfair competition and more. He is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar. Mitch Stoltz is an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading non-profit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. He specializes in intellectual property. SmartBear’s Lorinda Brandon has worked in the high tech industry for various companies, including Mashery, RR Donnelley, EMC, Kayak Software, Exit41 and Intuit, among others. Follow her on Twitter @lindybrandon.

SoapUI by SmartBear is the most used API testing tool in the world with over six million downloads. SoapUI Pro is for enterprise users, loaded with advanced technologies and features not found in other test tools. A free version is available as an open source application. For the latest updates, follow @SoapUI on Twitter or for more information, including a free trial, visit: http://www.soapui.org.

To register for the webinar, visit: http://www2.smartbear.com/inbound-soapui-pro-api-copyright-debate.html.

 

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