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Wednesday, August 19 • 11:25am - 12:15pm
License Compliance Best Practices For Engineering and Legal - Dave Mckenzie, SanDisk & Lisa LaForge, San Disk

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Compliance Best Practices for Engineering and Legal (McKenzie & LaForge). In this presentation, Lisa LaForge and David McKenzie will discuss the barriers to successful project collaboration between Engineering and Legal, and provide practical advice on overcoming challenges such as how to improve communication and make compliance easier for engineering. McKenzie, a licensed patent attorney, will also explain recent developments in software patentability arising out of Supreme Court decisions such as Alice Corp. which may have an impact on software development and FOSS.


Lisa LaForge

Director, Legal and Chair, OSSC, SanDisk Corp
Lisa LaForge chairs SanDisk’s Open Source Steering Committee and practices in the area of commercial law. She has a JD from Santa Clara University and holds two privacy certifications from IAPP. She regularly speaks on FOSS, gender diversity and technology.

Dave Mckenzie

Dave McKenzie, director at SanDisk, is an active member of its Open Source Working Group. An experienced software engineer, he joined SanDisk’s IP Law Group in 2014 as a patent attorney. Dave is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Utah and the US PTO, and... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2015 11:25am - 12:15pm PDT

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