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Responding to the Activist Playbook

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Recorded on: Jul. 6, 2015

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, Responding to the Activist Playbook. 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 you do have access to materials for this briefing via the course materials tab in the program window. Today's ...

Reps & Warranties Insurance: No Longer Optional

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Recorded on: Jul. 1, 2015

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Mark Thierfelder. MARK THIERFELDER: Good afternoon, and thank you for dialing in. Welcome to Reps and Warranties Insurance, No Longer Optional. First, I'd like to thank PLI for hosting this seminar, and giving us a chance to speak to all of you. I'd also like to introduce my partners, Marcus Bolsinger and John Kim, both of whom routinely spend a large number of hours in a given week working ...

Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure Information: FERC CEII Rules and Related Federal and State Regulations and Protocols

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Recorded on: Jun. 30, 2015

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, Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure Information-- FERC CEII Rules and Related Federal and State Regulations and Partnerships. 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 ...

Commil USA v. Cisco Systems: Supreme Court Refuses to Permit Defendants Asserting Subjective Determination of Unpatentability to Defeat Induced Infringement

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Recorded on: Jun. 26, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Commil USA v. Cisco Systems-- Supreme Court Refuses to Permit Defendants Asserting Subjective Determination of Unpatentability to Defeat Indued Infringement. 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 ...

Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

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Recorded on: Jun. 23, 2015

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, Burnout 911-- Tools to Thrive in your Legal Career and Life. 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 ...

Environmental Due Diligence and Negotiation of Real Estate and Corporate Deals

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

PHILIP E. KARMEL: Betty, you want to come up? Thank you, Cheryl. CHERYL: Thank you. PHILIP E. KARMEL: So our next segment is on environmental issues, and real estate deals, and M&A transactions. Let's start off with the real estate component. And then Betty Moy Huber, who's an environmental lawyer with Davis Polk, a major capital markets firm in New York City, will discuss corporate M&A. So real estate is kind of a component of corporate ...

Legal Ethics

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Well, life is complicated. Even lawyers in this day and age need lawyers. And Jim is my lawyer. He's also my law partner at Bryan Cave. Jim is in the litigation group. And he's my go-to person when I'm in a sticky situation, which seems to happen frequently for some reason. Jim is one of the smartest lawyers I've ever met. He's a very accomplished litigator. And he's going to tell us about ethics. JAMES M. ALTMAN: Thank you, Phil. I should ...

Hazardous Waste Sites and Toxic Tort Issues

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

PHILIP E. KARMEL: Hi, our next segment is going to be on CERCLA litigation and toxic tort litigation arising out of waste sites. Duke McCall, you've heard about already. So I'm not going to reintroduce him. We have a new speaker this year, Sharyl Reisman, who's a litigation partner in the New York office of Jones Day. She has very extensive experience, successfully litigating toxic tort cases, including defense verdicts in major lawsuits arising out ...

Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

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, Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season. 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 in the program ...

International Environmental Regulation

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

PHILIP KARMEL: So our next segment is on international environmental law. And I'm very pleased to-- first of all, I'm very pleased we added this segment to the program this year because it's not something we've done before. And I'm also pleased that we have two faculty members who are eminently qualified to provide us with what's been happening in this arena. Paul Hagen is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Beveridge and Diamond. Beveridge ...

Clean Water Act Issues and Environmental Impact Review

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

DUKE K. MCCALL, III: I'd like to welcome everyone back from the break. In an effort to stay on schedule, I'd like folks in the room to take their seats so we can get started. I have the privilege of introducing our next panel, which consists of Kathy Robb and Nick Yost, who are going to be addressing Clean Water Act issues, and environmental impact review. Kathy is a partner in the New York office of Hunton & Williams, where she focuses her practice ...

Air and Climate Change Regulation

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2015

Well, just a little bit of groundwork about how Michael and I have thought to divide this up. And building out of some of the opening comments and themes you hear, it is hard to talk about the world of air regulation without, these days, starting with climate change and greenhouse gas regulation. It is, in some ways, the pervasive issue that dominates air matters, both in terms of what's new and changing, prospective regulatory development, the most ...

35 USC 101: The Complete Guideline Breakdown of Alice, Myriad and Mayo

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Recorded on: Jun. 16, 2015

AARON BERNSTEIN: Hello, everyone here live and on the web. So I find this a very interesting topic-- what is becoming of patent eligibility? Some very dramatic developments that have significant impact for us in our practice and what we can tell our clients and, frankly, perhaps the economy at large. With respect to business methods and software patents, there's piles and piles of those patents out there already. Oops, are they no longer patent eligible ...

KSR and 103: Tools you can use?

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Recorded on: Jun. 16, 2015

JOHN WHITE: Good afternoon. We're now going to begin again, and I do need my afternoon speakers to actually come to the podium, if somebody could tell them. In any case, this afternoon we're going to learn about 103. This is our first-- well, it's two hours, but it's broken into two topics. And so I'll go ahead and introduce the respective topics and then I'll go ahead and introduce our speakers. And first, let me introduce the topic 103. Now, 103-- ...

35 USC 103 and the CAFC

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Recorded on: Jun. 16, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Ha ha ha. I want to do one quick thing, and I'll get to it a little bit later in the presentation when I start talking about scientific plastic products again. But the definition of the problem to be solved not only is important in that scientific plastic products case, but in re klein, which is also mentioned in Mike's presentation. In re klein Is one of the first real mechanical patents that actually came through the patent office, and ...

Section 102: Inside and outside the PTO – the AIA and the future

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Recorded on: Jun. 16, 2015

JOHN M. WHITE: Yes. Welcome back. This is our next segment which will run about an hour, and we're going to cover 35 U.S.C. 102, old and new. And let me give you just a little introduction, some context, and then we will proceed. 35 U.S.C. 102 has been around in its-- well, the form we got used to it in, 102, a, b, c, d, e, f, g since 1952. And it was written at the time by two people. One, Giles Rich, and the other P.J. Federico, chief clerk at ...

The Concept of Old 102(e) Recast as New 102 (a)(2) as Implemented by New 102(d): Effects of Priority Under 119, 120, 121, 365

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Recorded on: Jun. 16, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Welcome back. It is our last segment today, and it's all about the concept of 102(e)-- what it still means, obviously, and how it spills over into new and improved AIA 102. So let me explain, again, the context. of this portion the statute, where it comes from, and how it has changed over the years, so that you can explain this to your clients and then provide advice accordingly. And also it's one of those things that can trip you up pretty ...

Sweepstakes and Promotions in Advertising Campaigns

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

SPEAKER 1: So it can happen at times it that after lunch it's a little bit harder to stay right with the program, but we have solved that problem through a brilliant stroke of programming, which is to have a program on sweepstakes that is going to be the form of a funny and smart hypothetical that the group has put together, followed by a lively discussion. So let me just briefly introduce our panelists. Tsan Abrahamson is a partner Cobalt Law. Her ...

Adjusting Your American Advertising Campaign for the International Stage

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

MICHAEL SCHAPER: OK. Welcome back, everybody. Nice to speak to you all for the first time again today. My name's Mike Schaper. I'm one of the co-chairs. I'm from Debevoise & Plimpton here in New York. And thank you to PLI for inviting me this year. Our next panel will be an exciting one. It's on adjusting your American advertising campaign for the international stage. And I really want to thank our speakers, in particular those who came from ...

The Business Case for Cloud Computing

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

JANINE ANTHONY BOWEN: So, with that said, let's dig in to the business case for cloud computing. OK. So what am I going to spend about 45 minutes talking to you about? First, we'll cover the landscape of the cloud. I'll provide you a brief technical overview of cloud computing. We'll talk about the benefits of cloud, and we'll spend some time on cloud brokering. I will share with you that the first time I did this talk-- which was now five or six ...

The Ethics of Claim Substantiation

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

MICHAEL SCHAPER: So you know you need ethics credit. We know you need ethics credit, and here we are. The last program of the day is an ethics program, but it is not by any stretch sometimes the tough medicine to swallow that some ethics programs can be. As Ashima said, there's an interactive component to this. The panel has a great group of hypotheticals that will make you a little bit uneasy as a practitioner, but that means it's a good panel and ...

Special Topics in Advertising on Platforms

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

RANDI W. SINGER: We are very lucky to have with us today to my immediate left, Mark Bisard, who's the American Express cyber lawyer. He leads the cyber law unit and its support of the companies, wide ranging, and constantly evolving internet law needs, including those involving social media, mobile, the web, emerging technologies, econtacting, SEO, affiliate marketing, key digital partnerships, and much, much more. And I want to thank Mark especially ...

Privacy

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

TANYA FORSHEIT: All right. I think we're going to get going here right on time. Next up will be our privacy session, which I think is going to be a really fantastic one with a lot of really cutting edge and very timely issues and things that are changing on an almost daily basis. And we are very fortunate to have John Hutchins with us, who co-chairs this program in New York every year with Janine. He is the Atlanta office leader of LeClair Ryan, where ...

Contract Issues

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

TANYA L. FORSHEIT: All right, everybody, we're back. And this is our final session. We're going to be focused on contracts, which we've been alluding to all day. And so we're going to get into the good stuff now. And please don't hesitate to ask your questions as we go along. We try to make this an interactive session, and today's been a little different usually. We usually have more panels where we have more than one panelist, and today's been a ...

eDiscovery and Litigation Issues

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

JANINE ANTHONY BOWEN: Hello, and welcome back. I hope everyone had a good and productive lunch. And we're going to take you through these next couple panels with some exciting topics. We're starting with our eDiscovery panel, and Alison Grounds is our presenter. Alison Grounds is a litigation partner at the Atlanta office of Troutman Sanders, and the managing director of the firm's wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to eDiscovery strategy and technology-- ...

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