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Raising Venture Capital Funds: Reach More Limited Partners Using General Solicitation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 29, 2014

SPEAKER: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Kiran Lingam. KIRAN LINGAM: Thanks, Amy. A quick disclaimer before we get going. The opinions expressed here are solely the opinions of the respective speaker. Nothing herein shall create an attorney client privilege. Seek the advice of a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction before taking any action that may affect your rights. So with that out of the way, I'm honored to be here with ...

Using Poison Pills to Address Shareholder Activism 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 24, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Frank Aquila. FRANK AQUILA: Thank you, Amy. Today we're going to talk about a particularly timely topic, and that is shareholder activism and how poison pills-- technically, shareholder rights plans, but we'll call them poison pills for today's program-- how poison pills and other defensive measures can be used in the context of shareholder activists coming after a company. Next slide, please. ...

Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Pom Wonderful v. Coca Cola, Supreme Court rules on Lanham Act and FDCA food and beverage labeling interplay. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials ...

Select Concepts in Drafting Contracts 2014: Analyzing Ambiguities and Contract Boilerplate

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2014

GRACE: Program. It's my pleasure to introduce the chair of today's program, Vincent Martorana. Vinny is counsel in the corporate and securities group with Reed Smith's New York office. His practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and cross border mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities ...

Managing a Cyber Disaster: Cyber Insurance and Tools to Mitigate Losses and Liability 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Roberta Anderson. ROBERTA D. ANDERSON: Thank you, Amy. Hello everyone, and thank you so much for registering today. I hope the program is informative for you all, and as exciting as insurance related webcasts can be. I think the cyber aspect helps in that regard. And Brian and I look forward to your questions. By way of introduction, as Amy said, my name is Roberta Anderson. I'm a cyber security ...

Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 21, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Emerging Regulatory Landscapes for US Asset-Backed Securities. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the Course Materials tab ...

Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Bruce Keller. BRUCE KELLER: Welcome everybody. We're going to organize today's briefing by having a series of questions that we've created largely based on comments that we've seen in the press, in the blogosphere, all public record information and all part of the intense interest that has accompanied this case since it was filed. And we thought that since it's an audio conference only, ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Alice Corporation versus CLS Bank International-- Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember ...

Crying for Argentina: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Crying for Argentina: US Supreme Court Restricts Foreign Sovereign Judgment Enforcement Immunity. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing and, time permitting, they will be addressed during ...

Performance-Based Executive Compensation: Governance and Litigation Considerations for Employers, Directors, Institutional Investors and Their Counsel 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2014

AMY: It's now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Dr. Susan Mangiero. SUSAN MANGIERO: Thank you, Amy and the Practicing Law Institute for providing a venue about this important topic. And Jeff, having seen his slides, I know the audience will learn a lot today from your comments about the legal landscape. As shown in slide four, our briefing topics will address new regulations such as say on pay mandates, increasing shareholder agitations ...

Repos and Systemic Risk 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 9, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, "Repos and Systemic Risk." Before you begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course material tab in the program window. Our ...

Key Principles of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HIARING HOCKING: So I couldn't start the program without mentioning one of the most important cases, really, in the trademark world in a long time, the Washington Redskins case. I recommend the opinion to you simply for you to get a feeling for the breadth of consideration that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is giving to the issues before it. And just by way of introduction, if you don't know what the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is, ...

Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance and the Application Process in the United States

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HIARING HOCKING: I'm going to say something. Welcome back to the PLI Global Trademark Workshop. It is my pleasure to say a few things about Richard Kirkpatrick, our next speaker. Not only is he writer of the trademark infringement manual that PLI publishes, and Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law, which you can buy, of course, from PLI. Which, after you realize that he wrote the book, what else can you say? But Richard has a lot of very ...

Inside the U.S. Black Box: CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Inside the US Black Box, CFIUS National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course ...

Trademark Infringement Primer

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HOCKING: Welcome back. I'm pleased to open up the second half of the program. My name is Anne Hiaring Hocking. I'm the chair of Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the global marketplace. We had a very full morning, and we have a very informative and full afternoon as well. We will have two presentations. The first one starts now, and the second one will begin at 3:30 after a networking break. The break'll be at 3:15. So this afternoon, we're ...

International Searching and Filing Strategies

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

ANNE HIARING HOCKING: The next program is going to bring us to lunch. We're extremely fortunate to have Christopher George present to us today. He started practice-- I think it was in Chicago-- with Fitch Even. Is that right? CHRISTOPHER E. GEORGE: Correct. ANNE HIARING HOCKING: A boutique firm. He moved on to Morrison & Foerster, a little bit bigger firm in Washington, DC, where he worked for 5 and 1/2 years until Intel snagged him in 2008 ...

Expert Reports and Depositions

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

KENNETH I. SCHACTER: But we'll talk about expert reports-- preparing expert reports under the now three or four-year-old version of the federal rules, a new regime that went into effect in 2010. And we will also discuss expert depositions, something else we touched on a little bit in the first topic; how to depose an expert; how to get your expert ready for her deposition, from on the lawyer's perspective and the expert's perspective. We have two ...

Litigation Alternatives and Hot Topics in the U.S. and Abroad

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Recorded on: Jul. 2, 2014

SPEAKER 1: So welcome back, You are participating in Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace. It's 3:30 in the afternoon, Pacific Standard Time. And we are just starting our last segment. I did mean to mention earlier for some reason, my PowerPoints were not in your materials. And I think some of the other PowerPoints are not in the materials. So if you would like them, either email PLI or email me, and I'll make sure that you get ...

New Cases in Copyright Law - Internet and Beyond

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATHERINE C. SPELMAN: Welcome back to part two of the copyright galloping, thorough coverage. In this way, we're getting so we learn all things about copyright, all things that we need to know. And I'm delighted to report that we have Holly Hogan, a partner in the K&L Gates community of lawyers. That would be five continents, 48 offices, and fantastically competent lawyers on so many topics, including copyright. Carla, did you need to make an ...

Basic Principles of Copyright Law

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATHERINE C. SPELMAN: Our first presentation today is a presentation I myself sit and take careful notes on because this I do believe is the only presentation in the United States-- and it's in three places that PLI organizes this-- where we actually cover the basic intros at such a gallop that you get in this presentation the value of a first year of law school in one hour and that would be Deirdre Merrill and Sophie Cohen. Let me tell you a brief ...

Enforcing Copyrights Part 1

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATE: Our next speaker is Naomi Jane Gray. While she comes to the podium, let me tell a moment that copyright lawyers, the most interesting ones are ones who have led paths of indirection to where they are. I don't know anyone who says, in the middle of high school, I decided I was going to be a copyright lawyer. They usually are people who decide to be copyright lawyers somewhere along the line where they were somewhere else. So the wizards who ...

Copyright Licensing

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KAY: Good after-- good after break. That's it. Not good afternoon, but good after break. We are delighted you're here. Welcome back to what is now the second building block in the fluency immersion class of copyright and all things joyously copyright. This topic is going to be Issues in Copyright Licensing. Again, I commend you to read Marcelo Halpern's bio on the web. He is an accomplished, a remarkable, and a generous knower of most everything regarding ...

Supreme Court's Landmark Limelight and Nautilus Decisions and Their Impact on Patent Litigation and Prosecution Strategies 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Supreme Court's Landmark Limelight and Nautilus Decisions and Their Impact on Patent Litigation and Prosecution Strategies. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing, and time permitting they will be addressed. ...

The Aereo Case and the Supreme Court - Grand Theft or Public Right?

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2014

KATHERINE C. SPELMAN: I'll begin the last part of a fantastic day we've spent together. I hope each of you has enjoyed building and renewing and refreshing your vocabulary of copyright-- all things important in copyright. I know I have, and it's just been terrific. We are now going to have that moment where we all get to talk about copyright. This is a panel. The panel will be going on from 3:30 to 5:00. That will be an hour and a half of galloping ...

Doing the Deal: M&A, Licensing and Other Patent Transactions

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Recorded on: Jun. 30, 2014

MARTA E. GROSS: OK, welcome back. We're now on our last session of the day, but this one is where there's going to be a lot of action, in terms of possible business opportunities for companies with their patent portfolio. And so I would like to introduce the next two panelists. To my immediate left is Charles Weiss, and Charles is a partner at the New York office of Holland & Knight, and he's practiced for about 25 years in the areas of technology-driven ...

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