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 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 current interest for dealing with IP and suggesting some best practices and strategies. Plenary sessions will address the Supreme Court’s increasing scrutiny of patent law; trademark hot topics; a trade secret update; recent developments in privacy law; copyright fair use and the Google Books case; the Aereo cases and public performance rights; and Ethics (one full hour of credit).

This year’s program will feature four breakout sessions, each with three current topics that will focus respectively on copyrights, licensing, patents, and trademarks. Among the breakout discussions will be discussions of lP licensing in the U.S., China, and Europe; the requirements for showing irreparable harm in trademark litigation; termination of copyright grants; and the status of software patents and business method patents.

What you will learn

  • The latest changes in the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets
  • Recent developments regarding NPEs, including patent valuation issues and entitlement to attorney's fees
  • The current status of privacy and data protection law
  • Copyright fair use after the Google Books decision
  • An update of trademark law
  • The Aereo cases that are headed to the Supreme Court for a determination of public performance rights
  • Significant trade secret developments

Special Features

  • In-house panel providing guidance on topics of current interest
  • Four separate breakouts
  • Complete overview of IP law
  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who should attend

General practitioners, intellectual property attorneys, in-house counsel and others who need a comprehensive update on the major areas of intellectual property law. Join Institute co-chairs, David Bender and Robert P. Taylor and a faculty of distinguished intellectual property practitioners from major corporations and law firms in the United States and Europe at this year’s Institute. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to learn from the best and to network with in-house and outside intellectual property lawyers from around the world. In just two days, you will become up to date on many of the important intellectual property developments, learn best practices in a variety of practice settings, hear best practices to maximize the value of intellectual property assets, and earn Ethics credit too!
Mayer Brown partner Terri Gillis will speak on a panel titled “Post-AIA -Strategic Considerations in Litigation.”

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