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

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.



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


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


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.

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is the choice of more than two million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 90 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s best software applications. The company’s user centric application management solutions support the key software delivery processes of development, testing, API readiness and application performance management across desktop, Web and mobile platforms. With millions of developers, testers and operations teams already using its products, SmartBear is profitable, growing, global and poised to support the emergence of DevOps. Be a smart bear. Get started building and delivering the planet’s next great application at www.smartbear.com.

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