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Legal Series: IP & Copyright Law Best Practices in 2012
   LIVE Webcast  


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IP and Copyright Law remains a topic of perennial interest for many attorneys and companies. Given the recent sweeping regulatory reform, court decisions, litigation and licensing concerns, and other critical issues, the only way to prevent costly errors and penalties is to ensure that your firm conforms to best practices in 2012.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel IP Law to help companies understand the recent developments. Legal Series: IP & Copyright Law Best Practices in 2012 LIVE Webcast is a must attend for IP and Copyright attorneys and other related professionals. The program will cover the hottest topics in IP Law along with a Q&A panel in which the attendees will be invited to ask the speakers questions.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124231
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Legal Series: IP & Copyright Law Best Practices in 2012 LIVE Webcast :

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Jon Grossman , Partner, Intellectual Property Practice,
Dickstein Shapiro LLP

  • A. Failure of PIPA and SOPA bills before Congress have highlighted classic problem of Tragedy of Commons (TOC).
  • B. Explanation of History of TOC.
  • C. How a Digital Commons exists today
  • D. Digital Commons: Problems for traditional gatekeepers

    • 1. Shortfalls of fencing content
    • 2. Problems with enforcement actions
    • 3. Shortcomings of traditional DRM
    • 4. Legislative failures: SOPA and PIPA

  • E. Shortfalls of Certain Alternative Methods

    • 1. Free content coupled with advertising
    • 2. Free content to increase other sales
    • 3. Limit to existing DRM schemes
    • 4. Subscription services

  • F. Solutions

    • 1. Expanded role of CRB
    • 2. Expanded role of ISP’s
    • 3. Creation of CCI and the CCI Alert System.

William J. Brutocao, Of Counsel,
Sheldon Mak & Anderson

  • • First sale doctrine. Can you contract around the reverse engineering of copyrights and fair use?
  • • Constitutional limits on statutory damages.
  • • Copyright infringement on Westlaw and LexisNexis briefs, and patent applications. Is it fair use?
  • • Moral rights in transfer of poster to canvas cases. Can you contract this right?

Graham Bell, Managing Consultant,
PA Consulting

Drawing on experience from the telecommunications industry and the use of IP and copyright in technical standards, Graham will discuss:
  • • Globalization of technology and saturated markets means revenues under threat.
  • • Existing and dormant IP can be a source of new revenue streams.
  • • An exclusively legal view of IP is not sufficient to demonstrate value.
  • • Legal + Technical approach can structure IP in a way that optimizes the value

Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Jon Grossman
Partner, Intellectual Property Practice
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Sheldon Mak & Anderson
William J. Brutocao
Of Counsel
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PA Consulting Group
Graham Bell
Managing Consultant
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Who Should Attend?

- In-House Counsel
- Copyright Lawyers
- IP Lawyers
- IP and Copyright Consultants
- Corporate Senior Management

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to fully understand effective IP and Copyright Law best practices.
- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Register now and get the chance to ask questions and interact with the speakers, live. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Please click the registration button below to enroll in this course today.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.



















Legal Series: IP & Copyright Law Best Practices in 2012
LIVE Webcast

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Combining decades of litigation experience with a robust procurement and asset management practice, Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property attorneys devise strategies to help clients protect IP assets while maximizing their value. We have handled litigations on both the plaintiff side and defense side involving claims from a few million to hundreds of millions of dollars, including successfully defending suits where patent owners sought hundreds of millions in damages and obtaining a judgment in excess of $500 million on behalf of a plaintiff. In addition to litigation, Dickstein Shapiro attorneys develop comprehensive IP programs and strategies encompassing all aspects of clients’ intellectual property needs, including asset management, patent and trademark procurement, licensing, and counseling.

Sheldon Mak & Anderson is a full-service intellectual property law firm. SMA helps their clients protect their businesses and ideas by securing patents, trademarks and copyrights for their clients. SMA works with their clients to resolve intellectual property disputes in the areas of Internet disputes, patent and trademark litigation, and trade secret litigation. As part of their fullservice intellectual property practice, SMA also provides licensing, due diligence and opinion work for their clients.

PA Consulting Group is an independent and employee-owned consulting firm, focused on helping leaders develop and implement the strategies that will create sustained value for their organisations. Our approach is pragmatic and collaborative, underpinned by specialist expertise. We use our insight and experience to provide substantial, sustained improvement in performance.

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