Smart IP Strategy for Software Startups

03.06.2024 | 14:00 - 17:00
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Are you an IT startup and want to know more about how to protect your intellectual property? During this workshop, we will discuss software patents as well as crucial legal aspects of software companies, such as licensing, open source compliance, usage of libraries and data protection.

Join us and gain understanding of how to handle software-related legal questions effectively.

Selected companies will be invited to join a workshop where experts will discuss the following topics:

  • Specific patent requirements and obstacles in the field of software
  • Licensing and open source compliance
  • Data protection for software developers
  • Presentation of a case study of a successful startup to illustrate how these questions were handled


Maria Iskic is a partner at Rentsch Partner AG being active as an attorney at law in the fields of intellectual property, competition and ICT law. Within these fields she regularly counsels clients in complex contractual matters and represents them in arbitration and litigation proceedings. 

Zoltán Gyenge is a computer scientist working as a European Patent Attorney at Rentsch Partner AG, having over a decade of experience in the field of Computer Implemented Inventions both as in-house patent counsel as well as in private practice.

Philip Kerpen is a European Patent Attorney at Rentsch Partner AG. He is trained in physics and specializes in patenting matters in electrical engineering and computer technology.