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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
    • 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 FormHOTEL ROOMS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  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.

    • 3d Printing and the Future of IP Law

      3D Printing And The Future Of Intellectual Property Law
      Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | New York City | PC: 0DS14
      CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016|  
      12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
      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 CREDITS: 2.0 Credit Hours in Professional Practice
      3D Printing is quickly changing the world. How will this exploding industry and these machines, which in theory can create anything, affect Intellectual Property?

      In this presentation John Hornick, a recognized thought leader in the 3D printing space, will explore the intersection between 3D printing and intellectual property. Along with examples of advances in 3D printing and materials, John will address questions, such as:

      • How will the democratization of manufacturing affect IP?
      • Can protection from infringement be balanced with the ability to innovate?
      • Does IP stimulate or stifle innovation in the 3D Printing space?
      • Is the existing IP regime up to the task, or is IP fundamentally in conflict with a 3D printed world?
      • How is IP special in the 3D printing space?
      • Who will win the tug of war between IP and open innovation?
      • Will IP survive, or are we headed for a worldwide open technology community?

      Who should attend:

      Intellectual Property Attorneys. Corporate Counsel. Arts and Entertainment Attorneys. General Counsel. Anyone who wants to learn more about the exploding world of 3D Printing and it’s legal implications.

      John Hornick
      is an IP counselor and litigator based in Finnegan’s Washington DC headquarters. Based on his 30+ years of experience, he counsels clients on virtually every aspect of IP law, from licensing to litigation. He has litigated close to 100 IP cases in more than 30 U.S. federal courts in 18 states, five U.S. circuit courts of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and others. He has appeared before more than 100 judges, arbitrators, and mediators and has tried every type of IP case. He has successfully avoided litigation for clients in hundreds of other disputes. John started the firm’s 3D printing initiative and founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group. John advises and educates clients about 3D printing and the IP issues of this rapidly developing and potentially disruptive technology, and how it may affect their businesses, both offensively and defensively. John closely follows the industry, frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and its potential effects on IP law and the world, and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. His articles have been published at and in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, for which he serves on the Editorial Board. John also serves on the Advisory Board of Advanced Manufacturing Insight.

      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.


    • 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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    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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