The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Business Law Section present
4th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium

Course Classification: Advanced
Live Presentation: Thursday, March 21 -22, 2013
Webcast Only: March 22, 2013
West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Course No. 1447R

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 21, 2013

(Not included in Webcast, CD or DVD materials)

3:00 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)
Title: “How to Fix Copyright”
Speaker: William F. Patry, Author of Patry on Copyright and How to Fix Copyright, Stamford, CT

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Late Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Trade Dress and Design Patents: Functionality, and the Aftermath of Egyptian Goddess
Perry Saidman, SAIDMAN Design Law Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Patent Office Litigation Under the AIA
Robert Greene Sterne, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox, Washington, DC

10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

10: 35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Implications and Considerations for in House Counsel for Implementation of the AIA
Randi L. Karpinia, Motorola Solutions Inc., Sunrise

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The Government and Intellectual Property
Stephen H. Luther, Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A., Orlando
Andrea Adkins, University of Central Florida Office of Technology Transfer, Orlando, FL

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Live Location Only)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Current Status and Future Developments
Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Social Media in the Workplace – from Intellectual Property Rights to Constitutional Rights
Jon M. Garon, Northern Kentucky University Chase Law + Informatics Institute, Highland Heights, KY

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Roundup/Case Update
Patent: Javier Sobrado, Feldman Gale, P.A., Miami
Trademark: Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, Ice Legal P.A., Tampa
Copyright: Lorri Lomnitzer, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, West Palm Beach

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Counterfeiting: Civil Investigations and Working With Law Enforcement to Pursue Criminal Remedies
Eric A. Berger, A Action Investigations, North Miami Beach
Aurora Fagan, AUSA CHIP Attorney, Southern District of Florida
James Weir, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Miami

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Q & A for the Panel


To register for the live Webcast, please print and complete the registration form then send with payment by mail or fax. Call The Florida Bar Order Entry Department at (800) 342-8060 ext. 5831 with any questions.

AUDIO WEB CAST CONNECTION: Live audio web cast attendees receive course materials and audio via the Internet. Connection instructions will be e-mailed 2 days prior to scheduled course; or contact The Florida Bar Order Entry Department at 850-561-5831 for instructions 2 days prior to the event.

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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