Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12 noon
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Monthly “All Hands” Copyright Interest Group conference call. We’ll present the most recent cases and happenings in copyright law. In addition, we’ll discuss upcoming programs/webinars and opportunities to get more involved in the Copyright Interest Group or IP Law Section (e.g., presenting webinars or writing articles).
Please note: Our monthly calls are on the first Wednesday of every month.
Friday, February 8, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Licensing IG conference call. We’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Friday of every month.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. This month's topic will focus on the CCPA and the California AG. We’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly Entertainment and Sports Interest Group conference call. In addition to our monthly mini-presentation (or hypothetical), we will discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved, and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Monday, February 25, 2019, 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Presented by the Patent Interest Group
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the “on sale bar” — holding that “Congress did not alter the meaning of ‘on sale’ when it enacted the AIA.” In so doing, the Supreme Court answered affirmatively that a secret sale of an invention, or a sale of a technology under terms that require the invention to remain confidential, is barred under 35 U.S.C. § 102(a)(1), thereby preventing the invention from being patented. In this webinar, our panelists will weigh in on the impact of this decision and offer practical pointers to stakeholders and practitioners when dealing with secret, on-sale offers, activities, or commercialization.
Moderator: Alex Chan
Dave Basset is an IP Litigation partner at WilmerHale, where he has practiced for nearly 30 years. Mr. Bassett is located in the firm’s NYC office and his practice concentrates on intellectual property litigation, particularly on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and Hatch-Waxman patent disputes. He also represents clients in a wide variety of other business disputes, including breach of contract, Lanham Act, and Internet-related claims. Mr. Bassett's intellectual property litigation clients have included Allergan, Gilead Sciences, Foundation Medicine, Shionogi, Precision BioSciences, Biogen, Procter & Gamble, Calgene, Cephalon, Kurzweil Music, RSA Security, Braintree Laboratories, and many others. His practice has covered all facets of litigation, including discovery, settlement, alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals. Mr. Bassett has been lead trial lawyer in more than a dozen patent trials (both bench and jury), and has appeared before the Courts of Appeals for the First and Federal Circuits. Mr. Bassett is a graduate of Harvard Law School and clerked for the Hon. Sarah Evans Barker (SD IN) for two years prior to joining WilmerHale (then known as Hale and Dorr).
David Gornish, a member of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, is a patent attorney with significant experience in domestic and worldwide patent procurement and portfolio management. He enjoys representing entrepreneurs, whether they are company executives or individuals with great ideas.
David has drafted patent applications directed to many different technologies, including automated manufacturing equipment, injection molding processes, medical devices, drug delivery devices, pharmaceutical packaging, product quality inspection methods, air filtration and plasma deposition processes, among others.
On the litigation side, he has been intimately involved in several high stakes patent cases, primarily in the pharmaceutical field. Having the perspective of both a patent litigator and patent prosecutor, David drafts and prosecutes patents with foresight concerning potential disputes arising in the future. In another aspect of his practice, David routinely advises on issues of patent clearance and risk management relating to new product launches.
David’s technical background is in mechanical engineering and he worked in product development for a large medical device company prior to his legal career. David has served as the sole in-house patent counsel for a drug delivery and pharmaceutical packaging company. In that position, he managed a worldwide portfolio of hundreds of patent applications and handled the company’s IP-related agreements.
On January 31 at noon eastern time, the Copyright Modernization Office (CMO) will host the first of a series of webinars to update the public on its ongoing modernization process. Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple and CMO director Ricardo Farraj-Feijoo will welcome the public to hear more about these efforts. Future webinars, held every other month, will provide further opportunities for the creative community and the public at large to learn about its progress. Click here to register and access the webinar.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) wants to hear from you about whether it should amend or retain specific provisions of its standard protective order (SPO). Under the current SPO, in-house counsel is not allowed to access materials designated “Confidential – For Attorneys’ Eyes Only (trade secret/ commercially sensitive)” unless an appropriate showing has been made and approved by the TTAB.
Use IdeaScale to provide your suggestions by March 31. Be sure to include reasons and examples with your feedback. See How to use IdeaScale for instructions.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act Supplement to TRADE SECRET LITIGATION AND PROTECTION IN CALIFORNIA is now available for purchase in the Section’s bookstore. This Supplement includes additional practical tips and strategies related to the DTSA, and addresses:
The price is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
Please provide a short bio (250 words max) that includes the member’s professional information and something personal (hobbies, interests, something unique about the member, a “fun fact,” etc.), a picture, and the member’s contact information. Please also have the member answer the following question: What is the most important skill you believe an IP attorney should have? Please send all submissions to Erica Bristol, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Spotlight materials may also be posted in IP Section social media. If submitting on behalf of a member, you must obtain that member’s permission. Selection of member for Section Member Spotlight, posting dates, selected publications/social media, and editing are at the IP Section’s sole discretion.
IP Section CLE Webinars and Conferences Available On Demand or as Downloadable Podcasts*
Did you miss a live IP Section webinar or conference? Listen to recordings of past programs as streaming webinars or downloaded podcasts, and receive the materials and your CLE certificate of attendance. To see what's available, click here and select Intellectual Property Law Section.
Original Program Date: April 26, 2018
Presented by the Technology, Internet & Privacy Interest Group
The Federal Trade Commission is paying increased attention to social media influencer marketing. After a series of warnings, the FTC has begun enforcement actions against influencers and their advertisers. What do influencers need to do to avoid falling into the FTC’s crosshairs?
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Original Program Date: April 10, 2018
Presented by the Litigation Interest Group
Social media and digital marketing has changed the playbook for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to become successful and thrive. As counsel for these clients, you need to be dynamic and develop trademark strategies that not only addresses current, but also future, needs. This webinar will discuss various strategies to manage the obligations of this role, including: discussions to have with your client when creating their brand; developing a comprehensive trademark strategy; and effective use and monitoring of trademark and social media platforms.
Speakers: Allison Roseman Hagey, Rebecca Horton
Original Program Date: March 27, 2018
Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group
The recent wave of high-profile allegations stemming from the #metoo movement shows no sign of relenting, requiring employers to address their own internal policies related to workplace complaints. Just as important as developing anti-harassment and discrimination policies is establishing company procedures for investigating employee complaints. Promptly and effectively investigating and remediating employment claims is required of California employers and should mitigate potential damages. Join employment attorney and seasoned investigator Lisa Ryan in this one-hour webinar that will address best practices for workplace investigations, including WHEN to investigate, WHO should investigate and HOW to conduct and conclude an investigation.
Speaker: Lisa Ryan
*Many recordings of webinars and conferences are available within a few weeks of when they were presented live. Not every program is available as a downloadable podcast. Some in-person programs are audio-video. Account registration and device with internet connection required. IP Section CLE Webinars and Conferences Available On Demand or as Downloadable Podcasts*
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