Managing Innovative Storage Technology - Key IP trends and Practices for Storage Technology Companies

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Monday, September 24, 2018
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From cloud systems to local machines, SSD and Flash to disk drives, components to systems, and hardware to software defined storage, innovations in storage system technology are constantly being developed by companies both large and small. One key differentiator that innovative and cutting-edge storage companies can leverage to keep ahead of their competition is intellectual property protection. This presentation will cover patent protection for various storage technologies, with an in-depth look at both hardware and software. The presentation will address trends in storage technology patent protection, the IP practices of storage technology industry leaders, and what types of storage hardware and software are and are not patentable. Attendees will be provided with clear, constructive, and focused guidelines for managing a patent program for a storage technology focused company.

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1. How to determine if storage technology hardware or software is patentable
2. Trends in storage technology patent protection for 2018
3. IP practices of industry leading storage technology companies

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