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PLIs Intellectual Property Law Institute 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012 - Saturday, September 15, 2012

04:00 AM BST - 04:00 AM BST

_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, including 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 dealing with IP and related issues in a global context and suggesting some best practices and strategies. Plenary sessions will treat the issues in cloud computing; the problems associated with the large-scale acquisition of patents; the interface between copyright law and contract law; the growing conceptual tension between providers of information technology and the providers of media content; developments in trademark law; trade secret law update; and ethics for the IP lawyer (one full hour credit).

This years program will feature four breakout sessions, each with three current topics, that will focus respectively on copyrights, licensing, patents, and trademarks. Among the breakout topics will be a comparative discussion of IP licensing in the U.S., Asia and Europe; a discussion of revisions to the Patent Statute (the America Invents Act) after one year; recent developments in divided infringement and secondary liability for infringement; the implications of license terminations under Section 203 of the Copyright Act and the closely watched Rosetta Stone v. Google keyword case. (Webcast viewers will view the 1:30 p.m. Copyright breakout session and the 3:30 p.m. Patent breakout session.)

Paul Hastings partner Victoria Cundiff is a featured speaker on September 13 at 11:30 am to discuss "Trade Secret Update."• What do recent convictions, new legislative proposals, and the Second Circuits decision in United States v. Aleynikov mean for the Economic Espionage Act?• What are best practices for protecting trade secrets in a digital age?• How do laws protecting computer systems relate to laws protecting trade secrets?• How can organizations protect their trade secrets when dealing with other businesses?• How can you prove and defend against trade secret claims?• Remedies available for trade secret misappropriation: A close look at designing equitable orders and calculating monetary awards• What is the extraterritorial reach of U.S. trade secret laws and orders?• How can alternative dispute resolution techniques help resolve trade secret disputes?

For additional information and to register, visit the PLI website here.

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