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Where to Challenge Patents? International Post Grant Practice - Strategic Considerations Before the USPTO, EPO, SIPO and JPO

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although the more than 1800 requests for inter partes review filed before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office have been extensively followed by many US practitioners, other patent offices are even more active than the United States.  For example, the European Patent Office issued over 2100 post grant review decisions in 2014 and the State Intellectual Property Office in China more than 12,000 decisions in 2011.   With Japan’s ...

Ambush Marketing: International Regulation and Enforcement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl also feature competition among brand marketers and rights holders - specifically, the high-stakes battles between non-sponsoring brands and official event sponsors. How can brands reference these events? What event symbols may marketers safely use without permission? How can official rights holders and exclusive sponsors protect their investment? Members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ...

Advertising Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend New media outlets and the growing importance of social networking continue to create new challenges for advertisers, who are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program, updated to reflect current legal trends cutting across the advertising industry, is led by an expert faculty who will provide important strategies needed to stay on top of a continually ...

Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend Pharmaceutical and biotech patent law is an important and rapidly changing practice area, and the program is designed to give you the information you need to maintain your practice edge, concentrating on new developments from 2014 & 2015 and placing them in the context of constantly evolving areas of the law. Technological innovation, Federal Circuit appellate oversight, and Supreme Court decisions continue to drive significant ...

New FCC TCPA Ruling -- Significant Compliance Challenges for Companies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On July 11, the FCC issued its long-awaited Declaratory Ruling and Order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act which went into effect immediately.  The Ruling is not generally favorable to industry and significantly impacts how companies in all business sectors may communicate with customers and prospects via telephone and text message.   This briefing will address a host of issues covered by the new ruling, including a consumer’s ...

FTC v. Wyndham: Impact for Companies that Suffer Data Breaches

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

September 22, 2015, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. ET In August, the Third Circuit issued its long awaited ruling on two previously unanswered questions concerning the FTC's authority with respect to cybersecurity:  (1) Whether the FTC has the authority to regulate cybersecurity under the unfairness prong of the FTC Act; and (2)whether the FTC's previous enforcement actions provided fair notice of what was required to avoid engaging in "unfair business ...

Cybersecurity 2015: Managing the Risk

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Why You Should Attend Cyber attacks have wreaked havoc on organizations in nearly every industry sector. From Sony to JPMorgan Chase to Target, cyber criminals have made it clear that no entity is immune. In today’s interconnected world, cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and the events of 2014 have dwarfed earlier hacking ...

Outsourcing 2015: Sourcing Critical Services

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Why You Should Attend Outsourcing has firmly established itself as a common practice - often being standard for new companies.  Sourcing agreements raise numerous legal and compliance concerns that counsel are challenged to manage.  Whether in the pre-contract negotiation phase or when problems arise during fulfillment, attorneys on both sides of the agreement must know the risks that might befall them, as well as the available countermeasures.  ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know. A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current interest for ...

Obtaining Design Rights Using the Hague System: A Guide for U.S. Practitioners

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began accepting applications under The Hague Agreement on May 13, 2015. Under The Hague Agreement, U.S. applicants may now apply for design protection in more than 60 jurisdictions by filing a single International Design Application (IDA) in English with the USPTO.  However, filing an IDA under The Hague Agreement is not something to attempt without some significant planning up front.  ...

Patent Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury ...

Six “P’s” of Professional Legal Writing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Writing well takes commitment, practice, hard work, and a solid writing process. For many lawyers, writing well does not come easy. Lawyers also write for sophisticated and discerning readers: judges and clients.   This session covers the six “P”s of professional legal writing: Professional, Practice, Process, Preference, Placement and Punctuation. Lawyers must realize and embrace they are Professional writers. As professional ...

"Technotainment" 2015: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

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Why You Should Attend This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice. The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issues, such as the ...

Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend In the current economy, the heat is on to monetize patent portfolios. Thus, understanding patent transactions has never been more important. Experts in patent licensing will tell you how to get the most money from patent licensing, how to negotiate patent license agreements, and discuss “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” examples from actual patent license agreements. ...

Representing the Games Industry Client 2015

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Interactive console and computer games and downloadable software applications represent an enormous and growing segment of the worldwide entertainment marketplace. Intellectual property, including videogames and downloadable application products, is one of America’s leading exports in the 21st Century. The continued rollout of new consoles, further growth of the smartphone ...

Open Source and Free Software 2015: Benefits, Risks and Challenges - New York

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Why You Should Attend This program will address the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider when handling open source software in today’s economy. Armed with this information, you will be better able to help your clients make intelligent choices and decisions about how to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software.   What You Will Learn • What is open ...

Law and Regulation of "Intermediary" Businesses 2015: Consumer-Facing Technology Providers, Online Platforms, and Online Media

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Why You Should Attend The Internet has spawned many new business models that arise from empowering consumers and satisfying their desires, providing technologies or services that bring individuals and businesses together in new marketplaces, shaking up old industries and networks, and creating new business opportunities and challenges. New technologies and online platforms and marketplaces have changed not only the world of publishing and entertainment ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

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Why You Should Attend Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers extremely valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. This introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft ...

Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2015: Get Fluent in Technology

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend The lawyer who understands his or her client’s technology will stand out as a trusted counselor who can be given the most challenging and complex ...

Communications Law in the Digital Age 2015

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Why You Should Attend The era of digital media continues to push the boundaries of communications law. In practice areas such as intellectual property, privacy, access, defamation, First Amendment, and Reporter’s privilege, how has the law evolved in response to new challenges created by digital platforms?  This program, unlike any other in the industry and the most comprehensive of its kind, brings together an expert faculty of law firm ...

Tracking and Targeting Customers and Prospects Online, on Mobile Devices, and in Social Media 2015

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session. Why You Should Attend Understanding your consumers so you can reach them with the right offers, on the right device, at the right time is a familiar mandate for many modern companies. These data are collected online, in mobile apps, in social media, and across devices, from PCs, to tablets, to smartphones, to even TVs. Most brands use these data in some way, often together with third-party ...

Open Source and Free Software 2015: Benefits, Risks and Challenges - San Francisco

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will address the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider when handling open source software in today’s economy. Armed with this information, you will be better able to help your clients make intelligent choices and decisions about how to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software.   What You Will Learn • What is open ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia