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    • June 10: Women in Intellectual Property Law

      13th Annual Women in Intellectual Property Law - June10th, NYC

      Gather with the women of the Intellectual Property Law Section for an evening of networking and the opportunity to meet some of the leading women practitioners in the field. The program is presented by the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section and hosted by Baker Hostetler LLP, with a dessert reception sponsored by Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark

      Wednesday, June 10 – 5:00 to 8:30 PM
      Baker Hostetler LLP
      45 Rockefeller Plaza
      11th Floor
      New York, NY
      Attendees Must Bring a Photo ID for Security Purposes


      Registration Fees:
      NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section Members: $35.00
      All Others: $55.00 

      5:00 pm:  Wine and Hors D'oeuvres
      6:00 to 8:00 pm:   MCLE Program
      8:00 to 8:30 pm:  Dessert Reception with Gift Drawings  

      Program Co-Chairs:
      Joyce L. Creidy, Esq.
      Thomson Reuters
      New York, NY  

      Donna A. Tobin, Esq.
      Baker & Hostetler LLP
      New York, NY  

      Nubiaa Shabaka, Esq.
      Morgan Stanley / Legal & Compliance
      New York, NY  

      Sona De, Esq., Partner
      Ropes & Gray LLP
      New York, NY  

      Lauren A. Dienes-Middlen, Esq.
      Vice President, Legal and Intellectual Property
      Business and Legal Affairs
      World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
      Stamford, CT 

      Karen Lim, Esq., Partner
      Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
      New York, NY

      Questions?  Contact Cathy Teeter, NYSBA Meetings Dept., 518-487-5573 or

    • June 16: Cybersecurity and Trade Secrets Misappropriation

      Cybsersecurity and Trade Secrets Misappropriation 

      June 16, 2015 (Tuesday)

      Registration and Lunch – Noon-12:20pm
      Program – 12:20-2:00pm 

      Paul Hastings LLP
      75  E. 55th Street (between Park and Madison), New York, NY
      Note: Paul Hastings has a separate entrance to the right of the main building entrance 

      2.0 MCLE credits | Areas of Professional Practice
      Except for newly-admitted attorneys (under 24 months) 

      Register Today!

      Cost: (Includes a light lunch)
      Intellectual Property Law Section members: $20
      Law Students: $5
      All others: $45  

      Cybsersecurity and trade secrets misappropriation are top of mind for the Obama Administration, worldwide governments, Congress, most business organizations, and federal and state prosecutors. Increasingly, all of these groups are working together to detect, prevent, and redress the theft of valuable business information.  

      Please join the Trade Secrets Committee of the IP Law Section as we welcome Brenda Fischer, Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau and David Neeman, both of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, to discuss what New York State is doing to address these issues and how you and your clients can work with them. 

      Register Today!

      Register online, or call the Member Resource Center (M-F, 8am-5pm) at 800-582-2452, and mention event code IP1500JN15.

    • June 24: International Legal Alliance Summit, NYC

      The 8th edition of the ILASA will take place on June 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City. It will gather over 500 senior representatives of leading law firms, general counsel, chief IP counsel,

  • About

    The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association introduces members of our Association to the interesting and growing areas of law which make up Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and Internet intellectual property law issues. We provide educational programs, other activities and invite the participation of attorneys, law students and non-lawyer members of the business community. We invite our members to take advantage of substantive legal research through our Law Watch search results, to discuss issues and ideas in our discussion groups, and to participate fully in the e-community of the site.

    Meet the Chair
    Charles T.J. Weigell, III, Esq.

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    The Intellectual Property Law Section extends its gratitude to the following for their significant sponsorship over the past year:

    Brooks Brothers
    Cahn Litigation Services
    Davis & Gilbert LLP
    Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
    Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
    FTI Consulting
    Hiscock & Barclay LLP
    Kilpatrick Townsend
    Stout Risius Ross

    Micro Strategies
    NYLS Institute for Information Law and Policy
    Park IP Translations
    Physique 57
    Pryor Cashman LLP
    Reckitt Benckiser
    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
    Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark
    Tory Burch

  • Bright Ideas

    Bright Ideas

    The Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter (Bright Ideas) features peer-written, substantive articles about current issues in intellectual property law, including social media, patents, copyrights and trademarks. Also included are recent cases and updates on Section programs and events. Bright Ideas is published three times per year by the Intellectual Property Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • Coming Soon!

    Intellectual Property Law Section Community - Coming Soon!

    We are pleased to announce that the Intellectual Property Law Section will soon offer a private online professional community—for IP Law Section members only.

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    Stay tuned for details about the Intellectual Property Law Section Community!

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