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.
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