The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Business Law Section present
5th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation: Thursday, March 20 -21, 2014
Webcast Only: March 21, 2014
Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 204-3000

Course No. 1677R

This event is the must-attend event of the year for intellectual property practitioners throughout the state.  The Symposium combines a full day of top-notch intellectual property continuing legal education credit with the opportunity to network with colleagues from throughout the state.  On Thursday, the Intellectual Property Committee holds a committee meeting, followed by a dinner speaker that is not to be missed.  There’s something for everyone — speakers will cover copyright, trademark, patent, and cross-disciplinary topics at an advanced level — a huge help to anyone seeking or maintaining board certification in Intellectual Property law.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
(Not included in Webcast, CD or DVD materials)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Intellectual Property Law Committee Meeting (All Invited)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception (Included in Registration)

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner and Keynote Speaker (Included in Registration)
Speaker: Hon. Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Friday, March 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Late Registration and Continental Breakfast (Live Location Only)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Accidental Franchise: Traps for the Unwary and Elements of Control in Trademark License Agreements
Marisa Faunce, Partner, Plave Koch, LLC

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
3D Printing & Its Implications on Design Patents, Trade Dress & Copyright
Deven Desai, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Moderated by: Terry Sanks, Partner, Beusse, Wolter, Sanks, Mora & Maire, P.A.

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Non-Practicing Entity Lawsuits: Shakedown or Fair Path to Patent Monetization?
Daniel Ravicher, Executive Director, Public Patent Foundation
Frank Rusco, Director, Energy and Science Issues, US GAO
Deirdre Leane, President, IP Navigation Group

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Live Location Only)
William Covey, General Counsel, USPTO

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Avoiding Trouble in the Cloud: The Vendor and Customer Perspective
Bert Kaminski, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Oracle
Ward Claussen, Author of the ABA’s A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors
Chris Falkowski, Owner, Falkowski, PLLC

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Roundup/Case Updates
Michael Colitz, III, Tampa
Matthew Horowitz, Miami
Amber Davis, Orlando
Julee Milham, St. Petersburg

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
The Wonderful, Wacky World of Willfulness An Excursion Outside Enhanced Damages
Robert W. Payne, Partner, LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP


Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.



Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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