In-Person Program

20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017

Trends and developments IP counsel, business lawyers and litigators must know

Tuesday, 6/20/2017, 12:30 pm–5:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Join leading intellectual property lawyers to analyze these hot topics in IP law:

  • Whether in fashion, consumer products, or technology, looks matter. Learn about patent, copyright, and trade-dress protection for product designs and “look and feel.”
  • The latest trends in IP litigation, including: (i) damages and willful infringement, (ii) post-grant proceedings, (iii) Local Patent Rule 16.6, and (iv) IP claims as a business model.
  • What issues do you need to think about when licensing IP in or out, or when collaborating with another party?
  • In software, what are the most critical IP issues? Hear about open source, patents, and the Copyright Office’s report on “Software-Enabled Consumer Products,” including a review of first sale, fair use, merger, scenes-a-faire, and the “Internet of Things.”
  • How has the Defense of Trade Secrets Act affected proprietary information and inventions? How closely is Europe following the U.S. lead on secrets?
  • Hear about state rights of privacy and publicity, state copyright for pre-1977 performances and sound recordings, and competition laws.
  • Learn about the updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property from the FTC and DOJ, the relevance of antitrust law in licensing, and the three antitrust safety zones.
12:30 - 12:40 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Timothy M. Murphy, Esq., Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
Howard G. Zaharoff, Esq., Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC, Waltham, Co-Chair
12:40 - 1:25 p.m.
IP in Designs: Protecting Appearances Using Copyrights, Trademarks and Design Patents
David A. Kluft, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP, Boston
1:25 - 2:00 p.m.
IP in the Courts: Three Steps Forward Two (or Four?) Steps Back: A Trial Lawyer's Synopsis on the Latest in IP Litigation
Susan G. L. Glovsky, Esq., Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, PC, Boston
2:00 - 2:35 p.m.
IP in the States: Important Non-Federal IP Rights and Problems
Thomas C. Carey, Esq., Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, Boston
2:35 - 2:45 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
2:45 - 2:55 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
2:55 - 3:35 p.m.
IP in Software: Fair Use, First Sale, Patents and Copyrights
William E. Hilton, Esq., Gesmer Updegrove LLP, Boston
3:35 - 4:15 p.m.
IP in Transactions: Hot Topics in Licenses and Collaborations
David M. McIntosh, Esq., Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston
Hannah H. Freeman, Esq., Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston
4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
IP in Antitrust: The Updated FTC/DOJ Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing
Anne W. Hulecki, Esq., Boston Technology Law, PLLC, Cambridge
4:45 - 5:25 p.m.
IP in Information: How DTSA Federalizes State Unfair Competition Law to Fight Global Espionage
Stephen Y. Chow, Esq., Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston
5:25 - 5:30 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

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