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April 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Webinar: Software-Related Terms

April 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

UIDP Contracting Webinar Series

Research projects often involve the use or development of software and associated technology to achieve a variety of project objectives. Software may be developed according to design specifications provided by the sponsor or created or used by a researcher as a means of solving a problem. Contract terms may be needed to address the development, ownership, use, and modification of software as applicable to the statement of work. Software rights are complex but well-drafted terms help to prevent misunderstandings and disputes between parties. This webinar provides a summary of software-specific terms and issues that arise in negotiations between universities and industry sponsors in sponsored research agreements.

Who Should Attend?

This is an advanced level webinar intended for audiences with working knowledge of copyright and intellectual property. This session is targeted to experienced corporate and academic representatives with responsibility for identifying, assessing, reviewing, negotiating, or managing intellectual property terms in university-company research contracts including representatives of technology transfer, sponsored projects, economic development, university relations/business relations, researchers and research staff.


Software Related Terms Webinar
Member: $150 / Non-member: $300

10-Webinar Series
Member: $900 / Non-member: $1,900

See the full UIDP Contracting Webinar Series schedule here.


Dana Rewoldt
Associate Director, Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer | Iowa State University

Dana Rewoldt is a US patent attorney working as an Associate Director in the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Iowa State University. Prior to this, she worked at Syngenta as a Sr. Patent Attorney for eight years. Syngenta purchased a portion of Advanta where she was Head International Intellectual Property Counsel for Advanta Seed B.V for eight years. She has extensive experience in contracts, intellectual property rights, patent prosecution, and the Plant Variety Protection Act. Ms. Rewoldt was on the Board of the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVP) in the USDA, and in the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Group Lead for the India working group. She has been licensed to practice law in Iowa, Colorado, Washington and in North Carolina.


Darin Bartholomew
Senior IP Counsel | Deere & Company

Darin Bartholomew is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at John Deere, where he handles development, software and technology agreements with universities, corporations, and other entities. In particular, he addresses software licensing and open-source software matters, among other things. Darin is admitted to practice law in Illinois and enjoys playing tennis or watching Northwestern play football when he is not negotiating contracts. The views expressed in any presentation or webinar only represent the presenter’s views, and not John Deere’s view or position on any matter.


Brian Annino
Senior Attorney | MendenFreiman LLP

Brian Annino is a senior attorney in MendenFreiman’s business law, estate planning and trust, and estate administration practice areas. He joined the firm in 2018 and represents businesses as outside general counsel, and assists such clients in corporate governance and compliance matters, negotiating and implementing commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, strategic relocations, financing matters, investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other transactions necessary for the operation and growth of his clients. Brian has extensive experience in franchise law and has represented an international restaurant franchisor in litigation and transactions. He also represents franchisees and individuals seeking to acquire a franchise. Brian also has substantial experience in representing businesses subject of investigations by attorneys general and other governmental agencies.

About the Series

UIDP Academy presents a ten-part webinar series on contemporary issues and opportunities for effective negotiation of industry-sponsored research agreements (ISRAs). This series is strategically designed to offer seasoned contracting professionals, as well as novices and others who just want to learn more about the general issues affecting ISRA negotiations, an opportunity to discuss a broad range of contracting matters.

Information and ideas from leading subject matter experts are presented on tried, true, and new approaches, with opportunities for Q&A and presenter interaction. When appropriate, presenters will use the UIDP Contract Accords as practical guidance to help participants understand issues and collaborate more effectively.

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