Robert Gomulkiewicz

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Director for the IP LL.M.
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 616-4849

Curriculum Vitae | SSRN author page

Reasons for Reasonable Covenants-Not-To-Compete, King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Dec. 1, 2016 (Seattle, WA)

Trade Secrets and Hi Tech Start Ups, Washington Public Records Exemptions Accountability Committee (“Sunshine Committee”), Oct. 25, 2016 (Olympia, WA)

Panelist, Constitutional Implications of Managing Urban Activities: Protests, Civil Disobedience, Homelessness—Where Is the Line Between Constitutional Rights and Criminal Activity?, Seattle University Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, Department of Criminal Justice, Addressing Seattle's Urban Efficacy Principles, May 6, 2016 (Seattle, WA)

The Non-Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements in the Technology Sector--Comparing the Silicon Valley and Silicon Sound Experiences, Lewis & Clark Law School, 20th Annual Business Law Forum, Sep. 11, 2015 (Portland, OR)

IP in the Cloud: The Use of the Cloud by Universities, National Association of College & University Attorneys, Jul. 1, 2015 (Washington, DC)

Leaky Covenants-Not-to-Compete as the Legal Infrastructure for Innovation, Pacific Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Feb. 16, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

The Business of Innovation, Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation, Nov. 18, 2014 (Indianapolis, IN)

Federal Circuit Jurisprudence on Licensing Rules, Law Seminars International, Licensing IP and Technology Conference, Aug. 22, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Altai @ 21: Software Copyrights Revisited, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Oct. 25, 2013 (Berkeley, CA)

Software Licensing: Getting a "Better" Deal, University of Houston Law Center, Oct. 17, 2013 (Houston, TX)

Fostering the Business of Innovation, University of Washington, Department of Philosophy, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Information School, Information Ethics and Policy Conference, Apr. 26, 2013 (Seattle, WA)

Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing in the Software Industry, Renmin University School of Law, Jun. 25, 2012 (Beijing, China)

Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing in the Software Industry, Supreme People's Court of China's Intellectual Property Tribunal, Nanjing Intermediate People's Court, and CASRIP, International Judicial Conference on IP Protection for the Information Age, Jun. 18, 2012 (Nanjing, China)

Open Source Software: What’s Copyright Got to Do with It?, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Compliance and Legal Issues in Information Technology, Feb. 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Round Table on Free and Open Source Software, Stanford Law School, May 26, 2011 (Palo Alto, CA)

Open Source Software and the License Proliferation Problem, Osaka Institute of Technology, Oct. 18, 2010 (Osaka, Japan)

Open Source Software and the License Proliferation Problem, Waseda University School of Law, Oct. 16, 2010 (Tokyo, Japan)

Open Source License Diversity and the Simple Public License, University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law, Intellectual Property Week, Jun. 2010 (Honolulu, HI)

FOSS and Its Fear of Patents, Olswang Patent Seminar, Open Source and Open Minds: Patents in a New Commercial Environment, Jun. 2009 (London, England)

Open Source: Changing IP Transactions?, University of London, Queen Mary College, Jun. 2009 (London, England)

Open Source Software Revolution: Copyright and Contract As Unlikely Heroes, Oxford University, Intellectual Property Research Centre, Oct. 2008 (Oxford, England)

Open Source Software--What's Copyright Got To Do With It?, Seattle University School of Law, Jun. 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Open Source License Proliferation: Helpful Diversity or Hopeless Confusion?, Washington University Law School, Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation: Beyond Ideology, Apr. 2008 (St. Louis, MO)

A First Look at GPLv3, Licensing Executives Society, Seattle Chapter, Mar. 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Licensing Intellectual Property, Washington State Bar Association, Annual Intellectual Property Institute, Mar. 2008

Keynote, The Federal Circuit’s Licensing Law Jurisprudence: Its Nature and Influence, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues, Mar. 2008

Panelist, Technology Acquisitions and Transactions Involving Open Source Software, Law Seminars International, Current Issues in Complex IP Licensing, Sep. 2007

Commercial Law Meets the Computer Revolution: Complexity, Creativity, Controversy, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Computers and the Law, Jan. 2007

Panelist, Copyright and Contract, Copyright Society U.S.A., Mid-Winter Meeting, Dec. 2006

Intellectual Property LL.M. Programs after the Big Bang, Association of American Law Schools, Workshop on Intellectual Property, Jan. 2006

Licensing: The Interface of Intellectual Property and Contract, Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Licensing Seminar, Jan. 2006

Free and Open Source Software: The Next Generation, Digital Media Conference, Jan. 2005

FOSS Fundamentals, GPL, and LGPL, Practicing Law Institute, Jan. 2005

General Public License 3.0, University of Houston Law Center, Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Jan. 28, 2005

Panelist, Fair Use--Is It Or Isn't It?, Copyright Society U.S.A. (Northwest Chapter) and Seattle University, Intellectual Property Law Society, Jan. 27, 2005

Panelist, Emerging Issues on the Internet, University of Washington Business School, Northwest EBusiness 2005, Jan. 26, 2005

Intellectual Property Law for Technology 101, University of Washington, Simpson Center for the Humanities, Digital Media Working Group, and Center for Internet Studies, Jan. 30, 2004

Panelist, Thinking Strategically about Open Source, University of Washington School of Law, Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, and Technology, Jan. 29, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

A Lawyer Looks at the Open Source Software Revolution, University of Washington, Center for Internet Studies, Jan. 28, 2004

Open Source Software--From Hackerdom to Corporate Computing, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Seminar on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues, Jan. 27, 2004

Getting Serious about User Friendly Licensing, Pacific Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Jan. 30, 2003

Licensing Computer Software, Academy of American and International Technology Law, Center for American and International Law, Jan. 29, 2003

Open Source Software Licensing, Washington State Bar Association, Look Before You License: Handling Intellectual Property Licensing and Related Rights, Jan. 27, 2003

The Open Source Software Revolution, Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Institute, Jan. 26, 2003

Legal Protection for Software and Information Technology, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Intellectual Property and eCommerce Annual Conference, Jan. 25, 2003

Panelist, The Future of e-Business, Electronic Commerce Resource Center, Pacific Lutheran University, Jan. 2001

Commercial Licenses: The Impact of UCITA, Practicing Law Institute, Jan. 2000

Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Agreements--Enforceability Update, Doing Business Online, Jan. 2000

Panelist, Information in the Digital Age, with George Cook, Jane Ginsburg, Justin Hughes, Raymond Nimmer, and Pamela Samuelson, New York City Bar Association, Jan. 1999

Computer Software Protection, Practicing Law Institute, Jan. 1998

Commentator, Intellectual Property and Contract Law in the Information Age: The Impact of Article 2B, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Jan. 1998

Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B: Contract Law for the Information Age, Computer Law Institute, Jan. 1998

Confidentiality Agreements in Technology Joint Developments, Georgetown Advanced Computer Law Institute, Jan. 1997

Contracting for Content and Contracting On-Line, University of Houston Law Center, Computer & Information Law Institute, Jan. 1997

Ten Patent, Copyright, Trademark, and Licensing Lessons to Learn on Someone Else's Nickel, with Martin F. Smith, Northwest Venture Group, Jan. 1995

Licensing Rights to Computer Software, Practicing Law Institute and Oregon Patent Law Association, Jan. 1993

Copyright Protection and Fair Use, Washington Special Libraries Association, Jan. 1990

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