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Robert Rehm Speaks to N.C. State University ACM/AITP Members

September 16, 2011

Raleigh, NC (September 16, 2011) – Robert Rehm, an attorney in Smith Anderson’s Intellectual Property practice group, recently spoke on “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Computer Software and Related Hardware in the Context of Health Care IT” at a Tech Talk sponsored by North Carolina State University’s ACM/AITP. ACM/AITP is a joint organization comprising members of the North Carolina State University chapters of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).

Rehm’s presentation discussed the process for creating rights in copyrightable and patentable aspects of computer software, hardware, and databases, the steps required under U.S. law to protect such rights, and how creation and protection of such rights have contributed to health care reform in this country through, for example, the transition from paper medical records to electronic health records (EHR).

Rehm's practice generally focuses on technology licensing and commercialization and the acquisition, licensing and protection of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property rights.

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