November 10, 2016 | 8:55 am – 5:00 pm 
Then Join us for a networking reception! 5:00 - 6:30pm

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (between 45th/46th street)
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036


7.0 MCLE Credits including 1.0 Ethics credit.

Live and Webcast!

The world is a rapidly changing place, with ideas and businesses speeding across timelines and media platforms. Our highly experienced panelists will explore how factors such as emerging technologies, new federal laws, geopolitical shifts and the rapid globalization of commerce will impact IP rights for years to come.
Appropriate for both new associates and seasoned practitioners, this Program will look at the particular challenges faced by start-up ventures and the use of new media platforms, the state of European IP rights in a post-BREXIT world, some of the current initiatives and future plans of the USPTO, how to use the new Defending Trade Secrets Act to best protect IP, and the ethical issues surrounding the quickly changing IP landscape. 

Agenda and Speakers 
8:15-8:50 AM              Registration and Continental Breakfast 
                                    Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP  

8:55-9:00 AM              Welcoming Remarks 

9:00-10:00 AM            Intellectual Property Rights in a Post-BREXIT World
This panel will explore the possible implications for European trademarks and registered designs and IP enforcement in a post-BREXIT landscape. Our speakers will address best practices for advising clients and managing risk during this transitional period.

Moderator:                 Robin Baydurcan, Associate, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
Speakers:                    John Richards, Of Counsel, Ladas & Parry
                                    Ainslee Schreiber, Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
                                    T. Alexander Puutio, Communications & IT Section, UN Secretariat - Procurement Division  

10:00-11:00 AM         What You Need to Know About the New Defend Trade Secrets Act
This panel will provide guidance to counsel on how to leverage the DTSA to protect intellectual property rights and employers’ interests. Our speakers will examine key sections of the DTSA such as the ex parte seizure provision, and discuss tactical considerations of actions under the DTSA. They will also explore the differences between the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the DTSA, and the DTSA’s effect on state laws and causes of action. 

Moderator:                Erica D. Klein, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Speakers:                   John P. Jett, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
                                   Mark Baghdassarian, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
                                   Eliza Kaiser, Special Counsel, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 

11:00-11:15 AM         Morning Break 
                                   Sponsor: Locke Lord LLP 

11:15-12:15 PM          Venturing Forward: Issues Facing Start-Up Companies
Our speakers will focus on IP issues specific to start-ups, including whether, when, and why to seek IP protection, and the value-add to outside investors. This panel will include inside and outside counsel, and early/late stage investors. 

Moderator:                 William R. Samuels, Esq., W.R. Samuels Law PLLC
Speakers:                    Nehal Madhani, Esq., CEO, Alt Legal
                                    Garnet S. Heraman, Angel Investor & Founder, Anvil Venture Partners
                                    Everett Carbajal, Esq., The Carbajal Law Firm, P.C.

1:15-2:15 PM             Ethical Considerations in Data Security and Protection
This panel will address certain of the ethical issues surrounding the quickly changing data protection and privacy landscape. We will address realistic threats you may encounter in the practice of law and essential measures you need to secure the confidential client and firm data on your firm’s computer network.  

Speaker:                     Scott Aurnou, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPT 

2:15-3:15 PM             The USPTO Today and Tomorrow
 The Trademark Law Offices Group Director of the USPTO will discuss current initiatives and future trends in technology, electronic filing, trademark examination and the registration process.  

Moderator:                Charles Weigell, Partner, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu 
Speakers:                   Dan Vavonese, Group Director for the Trademark Law Offices, United States Patent and Trademark Office 

3:15-3:30 PM              Afternoon Break
                                   Sponsor: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP  

3:30-5:00 PM              Beyond the Second Screen
This panel will focus on the proliferation of new ways to market content including native advertising and through multi-media platforms and the emerging technologies behind multi-platform distribution. Our panelists will address the regulatory challenges behind their content strategies, as well as the IP and related security protection challenges and opportunities created by these platforms and technologies, and the application of existing legal structures and doctrines to the new ways in which consumers are engaging with content. 

Moderator:               Vejay G. Lalla, Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP 
Speaker:                    Lori Mason, General Counsel, COMPLEX 
                                  James Mazlen, Senior Counsel, AMC Networks
                                  Judy McCool, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Home Box Office, Inc

5:00-6:30 PM             Networking Reception
                                   Sponsor: Thomson Reuters 


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 [email protected]