The mission of the Committee on Internet and
Intellectual Property Litigation is to educate Sections members regarding
intellectual property ("IP") issues in litigation and illuminate new challenges
and possible solutions to issues presented in IP litigation.
As patents, copyrights trademarks and
trade secrets - has become an increasingly important commercial asset,
especially in New York, which is home to many IP-intensive businesses, including
pharmaceuticals, computers and software, entertainment and advertising,
litigation regarding IP issues now involves complex technology, high states, and
constantly changing rules. The Internet has become a major source of IP
litigation, providing new causes of action as well as variations on existing
causes of action that may or may not be analyzed using pre-Internet precedents.
The Internet also has dramatically changed the way in which litigation is
conducted by permitting unprecedented access to, and the instantaneous
transmission of, information. It affects every aspect of litigation, from
jurisdiction to discovery to the presentation of evidence. The Committee serves
its members and the Section by looking at these issues and others that arise in
The Internet and Intellectual Property Litigation Committee is
co-chaired by Joseph V. DeMarco, DeVore &
DeMarco LLP, New York
City and Peter J.
Pizzi, Connell Foley LLP, New York City.