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Software Law and Its Application, Third Edition

  • Robert Gomulkiewicz
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Robert Gomulkiewicz’s Software Law and Its Application, Third Edition covers the statutes, cases, and regulations that provide legal protection for computer software with a practice-focused approach.

Key Features:

  • Practice-focused, Gomulkiewicz covers real-world timely issues, including open-source software
  • Chapters begin with an overview to provide context and cover common scenarios, allowing students to learn by applying relevant texts as they would in law practice
  • Discussion questions and in-class exercises provide opportunities for students to “practice law” in the classroom setting as business and litigation lawyers
  • Lightly edited cases give students a case-reading experience closely approximating law practice and instructors relevant materials to draw on
  • Beyond cases, students work with licenses, NDAs, and other documents commonly used in the software industry

New to the Third Edition:

  • Updated cases, including the Supreme Court’s important Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. case
  • Updated materials on software patents
  • Updates on business model innovation
  • New references to background readings on the software industry

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Learning how all forms of intellectual property apply in the software industry
  • Understanding the role that software licensing plays in technological and business model innovation
  • Considering business law and litigation scenarios commonly faced by lawyers in the software industry
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About the authors
Robert W. Gomulkiewicz
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law &spamp;amp; Faculty Director of the Law, Technology &spamp;amp; Arts Group
University of Washington School of Law – Seattle

Robert Gomulkiewicz is director of the Graduate Program in Intellectual Law and Policy and a professor of law at the University of Washington. Professor Gomulkiewicz joined the UW law school faculty in 2002 to direct the graduate program in Intellectual Property Law and Policy. Prior to joining the faculty, he was Associate General Counsel at Microsoft where he led the group of lawyers providing legal counsel for development of Microsoft#39;s major systems software, desktop applications, and developer tools software (including Windows and Office). He also served as chair of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) working group of the Business Software Alliance. He joined Microsoft from the law firm of Preston, Gates Ellis where he represented developers and users of software and information products. While at Preston, Gates Ellis, he worked on the Apple v. Microsoft case. Professor Gomulkiewicz has published articles on open source software, mass market licensing, the UCITA, and legal protection for software. He is also the author of the Simple Public License (SimPL) which is a plain language rendering of the venerable GNU General Public License.

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Intellectual Property , Science, Technology, and the Law
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