PLI's Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2016
Why You Should AttendThis program is designed to bring you up-to-date on developments in intellectual property rights enforcement. From the physical world to the Internet, learn how to protect your company’s or your client’s investments in intellectual property against infringement by the billion dollar piracy industry. This program will put you in a better position to think outside of the box when it comes to enforcement options and strategies and keep you up to date on legislative developments. The panels, featuring in-house counsel, private firm practitioners and government agents and office representatives, will guide you through the latest developments in each of their areas of expertise as well as lay out creative and strategic methods of securing and enforcing IP rights.
What You Will Learn
Washington Update: learn about the latest government office and legislative efforts geared towards IP reform in all areas, including patent, trademark and copyright.
Trademarks: hear the latest from the Supreme Court and elsewhere on the influence of TTAB decisions in district court per the B&B Hardware case, the significance of the “tacking” decision in Hana Bank, what it takes to get attorneys’ fees in trademark cases, the presumption of irreparable harm in trademark preliminary injunction actions, and ongoing saga over the Washington Redskins and other “disparaging” marks
Copyrights: important copyright decisions relating to new technology, high-tech issues, fair use and other defenses continue at a rapid pace.Learn about the most recent ones, including actions involving DMCA takedown notices, the Supreme Court refusal to grant cert in Oracle v. Google, and more decisions involving Internet radio and other music issues.
Trade Secrets: find out why and how trade secrets are playing a key role in the protection of intellectual property today and how to set up a trade secret protection program and/or defend against a claim of trade secret theft
Anticounterfeiting: discover how new and novel remedies are being applied by U.S. Courts to address counterfeiting and from an in-house attorney regarding policing programs on an online retail platform
Government enforcement initiatives: hear directly from the government enforcement teams about the latest IP programs and initiatives
Earn one hour of Ethics credit
Who Should AttendIP attorneys, general practitioners, in-house counsel and others charged with either protecting IP against infringement and counterfeiting, or advising on enforcement strategies and best practices. Don't miss this opportunity to get tips from government agency personnel and experienced IP counsel, both in-house and in private practice, on the latest protection and enforcement programs.
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