Compuware Presents Live Webcast Featuring Independent Research Firm: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced a live webcast featuring Forrester Research Inc. that will examine new emerging testing trends as well as provide best practices on how organizations can best leverage some of the industry’s most popular performance testing products. Titled “The Changing Landscape of Application Performance Testing,” the event will take place Thursday, May 23 at noon Eastern time. Presenters are Diego Lo Giudice, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, and Stephen Wilson, field technical solution leader at Compuware APM. Now more than ever, organizations worldwide are pressured to produce higher quality application functionality in less time. Agile, rapid application development processes are leaving current testing practices and platforms lagging behind market needs and are less effective in ensuring high-quality releases. Organizations that fail to adapt their current practices and solutions to modern application testing requirements run the risk of delayed releases, poor performing applications, failed business initiatives and lost revenue. During this free webcast, attendees will learn how agile disrupts performance testing; what new practices and skills are needed to succeed; and how organizations can improve their testing platform with the right solution. Register at http://cpwr.it/kQ6rc.
Licensing Executives Society’s Michigan Chapter To Meet On Patent Reform: The Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society announces its next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at the Ann Arbor office of intellectual property law firm, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione. The Licensing Executives Society is a professional society comprised of more than 6,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property. The Michigan Chapter is led by Michael Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, and Mark A. Robinson, managing director of Ann Arbor-based Koios Consulting Group, LLC. The meeting is designed to meet the interests of entrepreneurs, CEOs, CFOs, venture capitalists, academics, auto industry and manufacturing executives and other involved with IP and IP licensing. At the May 22 meeting, Peter Kim of Irvine Pointe Advisory LLC will offer insights on “Preparing for a Licensing Campaign.” Kim will talk about the lessons he learned over his decade of experience working at Rambus, Acacia Research, IPValue Management, and Walker Digital. His presentation will share the “nuts and bolts” of developing a licensing program. Eric Sosenko, a shareholder at Brinks and chair of the firm’s task force on patent reform, will discuss “Putting Corporate Intelligence to Use in a Post-AIA World.” One of the central provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which went into effect on March 16, 2013, changed the U.S. system of awarding rights to a patent from a “first-to-invent” system to a “first inventor-to-file” system for patent applications filed on or after March 16. The law also expands the definition of prior art used in determining patentability. Sosenko will address the importance of corporate intelligence in this AIA world. The meeting will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brinks, 524 S. Main St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor. The cost is $20 to attend and includes lunch. To register, contact Spink at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 302-6000.