Carol Stovsky received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Communication Sciences from The University of Michigan, her Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University, and her Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. Carol is admitted to practice law in Ohio and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Carol is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Carol is a past chair of the Computer Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. Prior to attending law school and joining Standley Law Group LLP, Carol was employed as a software engineer at General Electric Medical Systems and Alcatel-Lucent (formerly AT&T Bell Labs).
Carol counsels clients on a wide range of legal issues related to software and computer-based systems. Her technical background and prior work experience helps her in understanding the legal needs and problems of companies that face a variety of issues involving software. Her clients include companies that develop and offer software-based product and services as well as companies that use a variety of software-based systems to support their businesses in developing and distributing many types of products.
Carol advises clients on copyright, trademark, and licensing issues related to software development, distribution, and use. She also advises clients on copyright and trademark issues related to conducting business on the Internet as well as using the Internet in a business setting. She advises clients on infringement issues and other violations of proprietary rights in software. Her experience includes advising on registrations of copyrights in computer software, advising on issues regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and assisting clients in understanding their rights under ICANN's Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. She has also assisted many clients in computer software contract and licensing matters. She works with clients to explore and understand the technical details of software-related inventions and then helps them to determine a protection strategy that may include a combination of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret protection.
Carol has extensive experience in developing patent protection strategies for software and computer-related inventions. She is experienced in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications involving computer and software inventions. The patent landscape for computer and software-related inventions around the world continues to change. She helps clients understand issues related to worldwide patent protection for computer and software-based inventions and to develop patent protection strategies that meet their unique needs.