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SWV Lunch & Learn Don’t Get Copyleft Out

June 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Intellectual property is often one of the most valuable but difficult to protect assets of technology and technology-reliant companies.

During this Lunch & Learn hosted by Gleaves Swearingen LLP and Technology Association of Oregon on Wednesday, June 26th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm they will
describe the fundamentals of protecting valuable intellectual property through copyright and trade secret protection, including best practices for businesses wishing to protect their proprietary software and trade secrets from both internal and external threats.

In addition, they will:

  • Lay the groundwork for understanding key intellectual property protection strategies.
  • Dive into open source software licensing and the legal risks and benefits for businesses wishing to use open source software.
  • Dissect the standard terminology used in various common open source licenses and provide strategies for how to utilize the benefits of such licenses without jeopardizing critical trade secrets and proprietary software rights.


David Jacobson David Jacobson
Gleaves Swearingen, LLP

David is a member of the firm’s business law group. David strives to provide efficient and transparent legal service to clients because he understands that business owners want to focus their time doing what it is they do best without the stress and uncertainty of legal issues hanging over their head.David is experienced in business and real estate transactions, tax matters, and general corporate law. David also advises clients on a range of intellectual property issues, including trademark clearance and prosecution, intellectual property licensing, non-disclosure and trade secret issues, and copyright matters.David moved to Oregon from Chicago in high school and has been here since. He earned degrees in Accountancy and Business Administration from Oregon State and earned his law degree from the University of Oregon. David spends the majority of his time off exploring the outdoors through skiing, hiking, and rock climbing. He is most passionate about traveling and is always planning a trip to somewhere new and interesting, while still taking plenty of time to explore Eugene and its beautiful surrounding areas.
Kayleigh Shuler Kayleigh Shuler

Gleaves Swearingen, LLPKayleigh joined Gleaves Swearingen as an attorney following her impressive tenure as a firm law clerk. Now a member of the firm’s business law practice, Kayleigh has gained experience in a variety of areas including privacy law compliance, intellectual property and technology related matters, general corporate and commercial work, and real estate transactions. Kayleigh provides thoughtful, practical, and thorough guidance that helps her clients achieve their goals.Originally from southwest Missouri, Kayleigh became enamored with Oregon’s gorgeous sceneries, friendly residents, and fresh seafood during her time studying at the University of Oregon School of Law, and she has since made Eugene her home. In her leisure time, she enjoys lap swimming, completing home improvement projects, and hiking with her dog, Lemon. 


The topic will be most relevant for decision-makers and project managers for technology companies and technology-reliant companies.

Gleaves Swearingen LLP is a full-service business law firm that has served Southern Willamette Valley businesses and entrepreneurs for nearly 100 years. Among other practice groups, we have a vibrant technology and intellectual property group that helps our technology and technology-reliant clients find cutting edge solutions to their fast-evolving business needs.


June 26, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


NW Community Credit Union
545 E 8th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97401
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