Patent Law Developments

Practising Law Institute

24-25 OCT 2016
9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
PLI California Center
685 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105

Joe Lavelle will be speaking at a PLI event, Intellectual Property Law Institute, in New York and San Francisco. The New York event will also be broadcast as a webinar.

Why you should attend
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, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that all IP lawyers need to know.

Listen to a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discuss best practices and strategies for confronting IP issues. Plenary sessions will address recent developments in privacy issues; trademark hot topics; exhaustion of IP assets; standards-essentials patents; trade secrets; recent court decisions regarding copyright; and ethical issues for IP practitioners.

This year's program will feature four breakout sessions, each addressing three topics that will focus respectively on recent developments regarding copyrights, licensing, patents, and trademarks. Among the breakout discussions will be discussions of IP licensing in the U.S., Asia, and Europe; developments in the law concerning digital music; design patents; and initial interest confusion.

What you will learn
  • The latest changes in the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets 
  • Recent developments in privacy law 
  • An update of trademark law 
  • Significant trade secret developments 
  • The impact of federal rule changes on patent and trademark practice 
  • Counterfeiting challenges and strategic solutions 
Special features
  • In-house panel will provide guidance on topics of current interest
  • Four separate breakout sessions
  • Complete overview of IP law
  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit 

Who should attend
General practitioners, intellectual property attorneys, in-house counsel and anyone who needs a comprehensive update on the major areas of intellectual property law. Join Institute co-chairs, David Bender and Robert P. Taylor, along with a faculty of distinguished intellectual property practitioners from major corporations and law firms for a once a year opportunity to learn from the best. You will network with in-house and outside intellectual property lawyers from around the world. In just two days, get up-to-date on important intellectual property developments, learn best practices in a variety of practice settings, understand strategies to maximize the value of intellectual property assets – plus, earn one hour of Ethics credit!

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