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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.
  • 2014-2015 IP Section Young Lawyer Fellows
    Meet the 2014-2015 IP Section Young Lawyer Fellows Alexandra Goldstein and Danielle Gorman with IP Section Chair Kelly M. Slavitt (click image for details)
  • Events
    • September 30: Pro Bono Clinic - IP Issues for Startups

      Pro Bono Clinic - IP Issues for Startups
      September 30, 2014 | Wilmer Hale, New York, NY

      We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the Intellectual Property Law Section, in conjunction with NYC Business Solutions and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will be hosting a Pro Bono Clinic on Intellectual Property Issues for Startups, to be held at Wilmer Hale, 7 World Trade Center, 45th floor, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007. This clinic will explain intellectual property issues and strategies that are important for startups, and will pair the attendees with an attorney for a no-fee 30 minute consultation.  We anticipate a large turnout so we encourage you to attend.

      The clinic will take place between 6:30 and 10:00 pm, and will be organized as follows:

      • 6:00 to 6:30  -- sign in
      • 6:30 to 7:30  -- presentation on Intellectual Property Issues for Startups
      • 7:30 to 10:00  -- 30 minute consultations

      Pre-registration by the attendees is required so that we can properly match the attendees to the attorneys. Once we have paired up the attorneys and attendees, we will provide notice to the attorney so that he or she can run conflicts, if necessary, prior to the clinic.  If you would like to volunteer for one or more of the 30 minute time slots, please email Debra Resnick at and/or Paula Estrada de Martin at and specify the following information:

      • Name
      • Firm/Company
      • Phone number
      • Email address
      • Preferred time slot(s)
      • Area(s) of expertise
      • Whether you have worked with startup companies
      • Whether you are an IP Law Section member.

      If you do not have pro bono liability insurance, you may be covered by a policy maintained by the Intellectual Property Law and the Entertainment and Sports Law Sections. Please also indicate if you need such coverage.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

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    • 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 All Hotel reservations for the Event must be made using this 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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    Women in IP 2012  Women in IP 2013 2014 IP Section Annual Meeting

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    Read about the 2014 Women in IP program 

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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.

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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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