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    Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Section
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    Intellectual Property Law Section Celebrates 25 Years
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    IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions Online Video CLE (IP Section program recorded November 2015) - Special price for IP Section members! (click image for details)
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    2018 Annual Meeting | January 22-26, 2018
  • Intellectual Property November 9 2017
    November 9th, 2017 - Around the Edges of IP Presented Live and Webcast! Save the Date - Registration information will be available in the coming weeks.
  • Events
    • Slowing Down, Getting Ahead


      Slowing Down, Getting Ahead:
      Living Mindfully, Working Efficiently, and Obtaining Balance

      6:00PM - 8:30PM
      1515 Broadway, NYC

      Registration is $50 for NYSBA Intellectual Property Section members. Other attendees will be charged $70.

      Join your fellow NYSBA Intellectual Property Section members to learn about the benefits of mindful  living and eating, and to share advice for building and maintaining an effective and successful career.  Health Coach Tina Corrado will lead an insightful discussion on mindful living and eating, and explore practical ways to incorporate change into our personal and professional lives.  Building on this platform, we’ll turn our discussion outward, calling on all attendees’ experiences to share practical tips for time management, professional organization, business networking, and anything else that increases efficiency, decreases stress, and moves you toward accomplishing your goals.

    • November 9, 2017 - Around the Edges of IP

      Around the Edges of IP - 7.0 CLE Credits

      Thursday, November 9, 2017
      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Franklin LLP
      1177 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
      8:55 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. followed by a Networking Reception, Celebrating the Section's 25 Anniversary


      Presented Live and Webcast 
      7.0 CLE credits consisting of 5.5 in Areas of Professional Practice and 1.5 in Ethics and Professionalism. This program is transitional and suited for all attorneys including those that are newly admitted.

      Intellectual property law has become an increasingly specialized area of practice, with lawyers and entire law firms focused solely on specific aspects or forms of IP.  Yet as businesses grow, change, and adapt to the rapid globalization of trade, clients are increasingly looking to their IP attorneys to appreciate and consider the impact of decisions made with respect to IP across a variety of legal disciplines.

      Appropriate for both new associates and seasoned practitioners, this program will explore the intersection of IP with other areas of law, including tax, bankruptcy, trusts and estates, securitization, and franchising.  Our cross-disciplinary panel of speakers will discuss key concepts in non-IP fields that may impact IP practice, facilitate issue spotting, and offer practical advice for considering IP issues in a broader and more holistic context.


      8:15-8:50 AM               Registration and Continental Breakfast
                                           Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

      8:55-9:00 AM               Welcoming Remarks

      9:00-10:00 AM             Taxation of Intellectual Property Rights
      This panel will explore basic tax considerations related to the acquisition, disposition, and creation of intellectual property from a US federal income tax perspective. Our panel will discuss several basic domestic and international tax planning techniques, including transfer pricing, used in determining transaction structure and where IP assets should be held.  A high-level overview of relevant federal corporate income tax concepts will be provided as a foundation for the panel’s discussion.

      Moderator:                   Matthew Maggiacomo, Associate, Reed Smith LLP
      Speakers:                     Jeffrey S. Korenblatt, Partner, Reed Smith LLP  
                                           Beau Sheil, Director, Duff & Phelps

      10:00-11:00 AM           Complexities of IP in Bankruptcy
      This panel will discuss IP license agreements in the context of bankruptcy, including enforceability  and the challenges that arise relating to assumption, assignment, or rejection.  Our panelists will provide an overview of the Bankruptcy Code sections applicable to IP, discuss the ways in which different forms of IP are treated differently in bankruptcy, and address best practices for drafting license agreements from both a licencor and licensee perspective.

      Moderator:                   William R. Samuels, Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck
      Speakers:                     Joel R. Glucksman, Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck 
                                           James W. Grudus, Chief Creditors Rights Counsel, AT&T   
                                           David M. Posner, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

      11:00-11:15 AM           Morning Break
                                           Sponsored by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

      11:15-12:15 PM          What IP Practitioners Should Know about Estate Planning and Administration of Intellectual Property and Keeping Competent under the RPC by Understanding the New Digital Assets Laws: Advising Clients and Spotting the Issues
      The first half of the presentation we will discuss how to handle estate planning for and the administration of the estates of  both the creators and collectors of works of art and written materials, including the valuation and taxation of such assets. The second half will focus on important steps to protect digital assets and digital accounts upon death and inter vivos pursuant to powers of attorney, according to New York’s newly enacted version of the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (Article 13-A to the New York Estates Powers and Trust Law), particularly the ethical obligations to understand technology and technology laws, as they relate to this new Act

      Moderator:                 Richard Ravin, Hartman & Winnicki, P.C.             
      Speaker:                     Donald Hamburg, Partner, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

      12:15-1:15 PM               Lunch

      1:15-2:15 PM               The Business of IP – Monetization and Securitization of IP Assets
      For many years IP has proven to be an intangible corporate asset. This panel will explore how to create and derive value from IP outside of the litigation context from securitization to various forms of monetization, including the trading of IP assets.

      Moderator:                 Rory Radding, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
      Speakers:                   Paul Kallmes, Program Manager, The Vault
                                        Jamie Kocis, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Franklin LLP 
                                         Lee Pham, Counsel, Intellectual Property Law & Strategy, General Counsel's Organization, American Express Company

      2:15-3:15 PM               Who Is My Client and How Do They Know That?: Navigating Conflicts of Interest in IP Transactions
      It is always important for lawyers at the outset of any engagement to identify the clients and communicate the scope of the representation.  This is especially true where a lawyer is representing a corporate client that may have multiple affiliates or is part of a larger organization.  This panel will deal with conflicts of interest in IP transactions and will address issues that relate to lawyers representing IP holding companies, trademark licensees, or multiple parties in a transaction.

      Speaker:                      Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

      3:15-3:30 PM               Afternoon Break
                                           Sponsored by Reed Smith LLP

      3:30-5:10 PM               To Franchise, or Not To Franchise, That is the Question: What You Need To Know in the US and Latin America About Franchising and Intellectual Property
      This panel will identify the differences between franchises and licenses, including advantages and potential pitfalls of each, and provide an overview of U.S. state franchise laws and how they differ from foreign practice.  Our international panelists will opine on important considerations for U.S. clients before they decide to franchise in Latin America. 

      Moderator:                   Marc Lieberstein, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
      Speakers:                     Gustavo A. Alcocer, Partner, OLIVARES (Mexico) 
                                           Tatiana Campello, Partner, Demarest Advogados (Brazil) 
                                           Martha Bonett, Partner, CAVELIER ABOGADOS (Colombia)

      5:15-6:30 PM               Networking Reception
                                           Sponsored by CompuMark Clarivate Analytics


      Section member: $150.00
      NYSBA Member: $180.00
      Non-NYSBA Member: $235.00
      Law Student Member: $50.00

      In-Person Registration Fees Include: MCLE programming, Materials, Continental Breakfast, Refreshment breaks, Lunch and Networking Reception.


      Not a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section? Dues are only $30 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm)

      For further information, please contact Kristina Maldonado at

    • Recorded Section Program: IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions

      IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions 

      Recording now available!

      Total Credits: 6.5 (Professional Practice 2.0, Skills 3.0, Ethics 1.5) 

      IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions, presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section, was held November 10, 2015.

      Topics include:

      • Considering the deal
      • Asset review
      • Licenses
      • Drafting representations and warranties, indemnification obligations
      • Preparation of IP schedules, assignment and other IP-related documents
      • Ethical considerations

      NYSBA Member price: $215 | Non-Member Price: $325
      Intellectual Property Law Section Member Price: $125
      Not a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section? Dues are only $30 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


      (recorded November 10, 2015)

    • January 23, 2018: Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting & Luncheon

      Mark Your Calendar!

      Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting MCLE Program & Luncheon
      Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

  • 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.

    Erica Klein

    Meet the Chair
    Erica D. Klein, 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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  • Online Communities

    intellectual property Law Section PRIVATE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Intellectual Property Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way to well-seasoned and experienced attorneys in the Intellectual Property field. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    The Community is private for Intellectual Property Section members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $30/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only Corporate Counsel members can search the site or identify other members.    

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)