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  • Intellectual Property Law Section Fall Meeting: Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY
    Intellectual Property Law Section Fall Meeting - October 23-26 (Lake George) Join your IP Section colleagues this fall at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing (Lake George, NY). Click image for details.
  • 2013 Fall Meeting
    Join us at the Sagamore! See photos from last year's Fall meeting See below for registration information: IP Section Fall Meeting October 23-26, 2014 (Lake George). Click image above to view photos from the 2013 Fall Meeting.
  • Events
    • Valuing Intellectual Property - NYC


      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | New York City | PC: 0DS74
      Radisson Martinique on Broadway | 49 West 32nd Street | New York, NY 10001
      12:00pm until 2:00pm
      Not Able to Attend in Person? A Live Webcast Option is Available!*
      * Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
      2.0 TOTAL MCLE CREDITS: 2.0 Credit Hours in Skills
      NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section
      NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      What is Valuing Intellectual Property?
      A developing trend among many sectors is the value of intangible assets. But what are intangible assets? How can you value the Intellectual Property you are responsible for, such as Patents, Trademarks, Customer Lists, Copyrights, Licenses and even customer relationships? How do you value these assets when valuing your Company for purchase, aquisition, reporting, or any other myriad of reasons? What if these assets are incomplete, inaccurate or lacking documentation?

      Please join this panel consisting of a Intellectual Property verification attorney and two Accredited Seniors Appraisers/CPAs as they discuss verifying owned Intellectual Property, the identification of intangible assets, the legal analysis of the rights in question, and the various methods of valuation process. 

      Placing value on Intellectual Property can be a challenge, and this program will provide the key elements necessary for success.

      Who should attend:
      Intellectual Property Attorneys. Corporate Counsel. Business Attorneys. Anyone who deals with the valuation, verification, or handling of intangible assets.
      Topics to be covered include;
      • The definition and types of intangible assets.
      • What instances require valuation?
      • The verification of owned Intellectual Property.
      • Identification of those intangible assets.
      • A comprehensive legal analysis of the ownership, scope, and validity of the rights in question.
      • Valuation methodologies.
      • Valuation and examples of Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and other assets.

      Program Faculty:

      Mark C. Rifkin, ESQ., Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, NY, NY
      Daniel Roche, CPA/ABV, ASA, Manager, Business Valuation at Marcum LLP, NY, NY
      Brad Taylor, ASA, CVA, Director, Business Valuation at Marcum LLP, Boston, MA
      ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

      Register Today!
      NYSBA Members: $95
      Non Members: $195
      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

    • October 23-26: IP Section Fall Meeting


      October 23-26, 2014

      The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing (Lake George, NY)

      View/Print the Fall Meeting Program

      View/Print the Sagamore Hotel Reservation Form.  The Hotel Reservation Deadline has been extended to October 10th.  All Hotel reservations for the Event must be made using the provided form.

      View/Print the Meeting Registration Form.

      MCLE Credit:  9.0; 1.0 in Ethics and 8.0 in Professional Practice for Experienced Attorneys Only.

      For questions, contact Catheryn Teeter at / ph: 518-487-5573.

    • January 27: 2015 Annual Meeting: Save the Date!

      The New York State Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place January 26-31, 2015:

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York City

      The Intellectual Property Law Section will meet on Tuesday, January 27.

      Save the date!

  • 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

    Intellectual Property Law (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. Edited by Jonathan Bloom, Bright Ideas is published three times per year by the Intellectual Property Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    Read Now >

  • 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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