23rd Annual IPLJ Symposium: Program Update - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
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23rd Annual IPLJ Symposium: Program Update

23rd Annual IPLJ Symposium: Program Update

Date: Friday, November 14, 2014

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Fordham University School of Law • 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 • Leon Lowenstein Academic Building, 12th Floor Conference Room


Please join the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute for the 23rdAnnual IPLJ Symposium on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Fordham University School of Law.  The Symposium will feature three panel discussions on hot topics and recent developments in patent, trademark, and copyright law.

Location: Leon Lowenstein Academic Building, 12th Floor Conference Room (113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023)

Program Agenda:

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: A patent cemetery? Law abider? Or both? 

Moderator:  Prof. Daryl Lim, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago


David J. Kappos, Cravath Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York
Hon. Thomas L. Giannetti, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria
Gary J. Gershik, Cooper & Dunham LLP, New York
John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York
Prof. John R. Thomas, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Trademarks, New Practitioners and Solo Attorneys: What does it take to hit the ground running? A view from big, mid-size and solo law firms.

Moderator:  Magdalena Berger, Senior Fellow, Fordham Intellectual Property Institute, New York


Anderson J. Duff, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., Boston
Oliver Platz, platz-ip, New York
Eric A. Prager, K&L Gates, New York

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
The Courts and Copyright: Making sense of it all.   To what extent is copyright law in a state of confusion, transition or continuing conflict?  A look at key recent developments.

Moderator:  Prof. Hugh C. Hansen, Fordham University School of Law, New York


Brandon Butler, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Robert W. Clarida, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York
Terry Hart, Copyright Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Reception to follow.

CLE credit is available at the following rates:
$390 CLE registration fee ($195 for Fordham Law Alumni and public interest attorneys)

CLE CREDIT has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 4.5 transitional & non-transitional, professional practice credits. Fordham Law has a hardship policy for this course.

Register here.


Alex Buller

Alex Buller is a second year student at Fordham Law School. She is an IPLJ staff member.