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To Embed, or Not to Embed, that is the Question (01/22/2021)

Program Number: 3114 Presenter: Michael D. Hobbs, Jr. Esq., Shaleen J. Patel, Esq.

A discussion on an increasingly tumultuous area of on-line copyright law. The discussion focuses on a trend where courts are increasingly allowing cases to proceed on the merits in instances of media publishers embedding, a practice of displaying content from one platform into another without actually hosting the underlying content. For years, such a practice seemed safe under the Ninth Circuit’s “server test.” However, districts in other circuits are rejecting that the server test is settled law and questioning the legality of embedding. As social media makes embedding content a more available feature, this broadcast discusses the risks of continuing to embed content without first acquiring permission and possible alternatives.

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To Trade Secret or Not to Trade Secret- That is THE Question! (06/10/2020)

Program Number: 3094 Presenter: David Postolski, Esq.

Keeping something secret is hard! Especially when it comes to what gives your business a competitive advantage. If you can legally and commercially manage to do this, then you can achieve Federal Rights for the first time in US history since 2016. This presentation will explore best practices, steps and strategies in ensuring that what you have as a trade secret can achieve maximum protection. This presentation will also explore the opposite of a Trade Secret, the Patent and the interplay between these types of intellectual property so that your clients can make an informed decision!

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PTAB Administrative Patent Judges and the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution (02/28/2020)

Program Number: 3065 Presenter: Charles R. Macedo, Partner, Chandler Sturm

This program will explore the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, which held that the current statutory structure for appointing Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) to the PTAB violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The program will begin with a review of the Appointments Clause, and the appointment and authority of APJs under the AIA. There will then be a discussion regarding the Federal Circuit’s analysis, as well as subsequent decisions in which the Federal Circuit has applied its holding in Arthrex, and what to expect going forward.

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Drafting Licensing and Development Agreements to Avoid Expensive Legal Disputes (04/30/2020)

Program Number: 3054 Presenter: Raman N. Dewan, Esq., Christopher J. Rourk, Esq.

Drafting Licensing and Development Agreements to Avoid Expensive Legal Disputes. In Romag v. Fossil, the parties have found themselves heading to the Supreme Court to resolve a legal issue. Is that because there is a split in authority between the circuits, or because the agreement failed to protect against the dispute? This webinar will discuss key clauses where such disputes are likely to arise and will address due diligence and drafting best practices that can help to identify such issues and prevent extended and expensive litigation. Many of these issues relate to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and the webinar will help the general practitioner to identify the key issues pertaining to each of these four types of intellectual property and to avoid wasting time and negotiating positions arguing over issues that are not important.

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Developments in Standard Essential Patents (11/04/2020)

Program Number: 3042 Presenter: Robert Stoll, Esq.

Please join Bob as he discusses the evolution of the standards in the Administration and recent developments in the US Courts on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory licensing as well as developments on worldwide licensing of patents that are needed to operate the standards. Bob will focus on 5G as an example of a standard.

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Overcoming Fintiv: Obtaining Institution Decisions From the PTAB in This New Age of Discretion (12/08/2020)

Program Number: 30287 Presenter: Kevin J. Boyle, Esq., Louis L. Campbell, Esq., Michael A. Tomasulo, Esq.

There’s no doubt about it. Convincing the PTAB to institute an inter partes review today is getting tougher. It’s no longer enough to just find killer prior art and draft a strong petition. With the rise of decisions like NHK Spring and Fintiv, now petitioners have to convince the PTAB that a the IPR would not be inefficient in view of parallel proceedings in the district court or the ITC. Overcoming NHK Spring and Fintiv, can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. In this presentation, we will review the developing case law and discuss how some petitioners have been able to convince the PTAB to institute despite fast moving parallel district court proceedings.

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Summer Review: Top IP Decisions (09/03/2020)

Program Number: 30220 Presenter: Sarah Benowich, Esq.

This webinar will review significant trademark, copyright, and patent decisions from the United States Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. In addition to delving into new precedent, the webinar will focus on practical implications from what has been an eventful summer for intellectual property decisions.

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Protecting Confidential Information When Sheltering in Place – Strategies for Avoiding The Loss of Company Secrets (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 30137 Presenter: Christipher K. Larus, Esq., David A. Prange, Esq.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic shifts in the workplace. Companies have been forced to rapidly adjust their policies to enable employees to work from home, have quickly adopted new technologies to maintain business operations, and have seen unprecedented levels of employee mobility. Each of these changes have increased the risks of trade secret misappropriation and the loss of other valuable confidential information. The termination of shelter-in-place directives and reversion to the on-site workplace presents further risks to company confidential information now shared to facilitate distanced activities. This presentation will address these increased risks and discuss best practices for protecting trade secret and other confidential information as companies and their legal departments plan their return to on-site work.

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Privacy in Research: Highlights and Developments (06/10/2020)

Program Number: 30125 Presenter: Linda A. Malek, Esq., Nora L. Schmitt, Esq.

This webinar will provide participants with a comprehensive update on privacy issues related to clinical research, including updates to state and Federal genetic privacy laws, issues related to biorepositories and data banks, mobile apps and wearables in research, and vetting vendors in the context of privacy laws, such as those providing cloud or artificial intelligence support.

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Protection of Innovation in Times of Covid-19 and Other World Disasters (05/13/2020)

Program Number: 30123 Presenter: David Postolski, Esq.

We are living in unprecedented times. The world appears to have come to a standstill but that’s not exactly what is happening. History has proven that Innovation is not just the child of necessity but also the out birth of how our world has risen from disasters, such as war, famine, and disease. This presentation will delve into human history’s innovations and inventions that have helped humanity triumph over disaster and strife and how notions of intellectual property have pushed civilization forward. Though it is true that protecting and commercializing what one invents or creates to help in COVID-19 times may not be everybody’s prerogative, this presentation will explore those who are Innovating, Protecting and Commercializing and those who are not within the backdrop of Intellectual Property laws.

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