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    • October 22-23, 2015: Sixth Corporate Counsel Institute


      Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2015

      9:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m. on October 22nd 
      8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on October 23rd  

      Cornell Club
      6 East 44th Street
      New York, NY  10017

      Sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section and the Intellectual Property Law 
      Corporate Counsel and Intellectual Property Law Section members: $325 | NYSBA members: $375 | Non-members: $475


      Sponsorship Opportunities 

      Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services

      This program is approved for up to 10 CLE Credits (4.0 Ethics and Professionalism Credit; 5.0 Professional Practice Credits; 1.0 Skills Credit) This program is transitional and suited for all attorneys including those that are newly admitted.
      Program Description
      The Corporate Counsel Institute brings together a distinguished faculty to address the wide array of issues important to in-house and corporate counsel.  In seven content packed plenary sessions, the Institute faculty will cover vital topics, including employment hot topics, managing the arbitration process, ethics, human trafficking, cybersecurity privacy, update on not for profit law, and valuing your company’s intellectual property. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from key in-house counsel and outside practitioners.

      AGENDA: October 22nd 
      8:30 – 9:00 a.m.             Registration and Continental Breakfast 
      9:00--9:15 a.m.               Introductory Remarks 
      9:15--10:05 a.m.             Employment Hot Topics for In-House Counsel  
                                                      • Medical marijuana and the workplace ramifications;
                                                      • NLRB update - new employer approaches to protected concerted activity and handbooks;
                                                      • Religious accommodation issues post-EEOC vs. Abercrombie decision;
                                                      • Immigration reform and associated employment issues.

      Panel Chair: Mitchell F. Borger, Esq., Group Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Macy’s, Inc.

      Moderator: Philip B. Rosen, Esq., Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP

      Speakers: Mercedes Colwin, Esq., Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP; Gary H. Glaser, Esq., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Vicki Walcott-Edim, Esq., Senior Counsel, Macy’s, Inc.

      10:10—11:00 a.m.            A Guide for In-House Counsel To Realize the Intended Benefits of the Arbitration Process   
      Some would argue that the arbitration process no longer conjures up visions of fast and expeditious dispute resolution.  But with rising litigation costs and shrinking corporate legal department budgets, arbitration can be a cost-effective solution.  This panel of experienced advocates and arbitration professionals will explore best practices for reigning in the process and realizing the intended benefits of a quicker, less expensive result.  Topics to be covered include clause drafting techniques; selecting and working with arbitration counsel; active involvement of the corporate legal department in the process; selecting the best arbitrator; and arbitration advocacy skills.  

      Panel Chair: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., 
      Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

      Speakers: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.; Richard H.  Silberberg, Esq., Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq., Vice President, American Arbitration Association; Eric Koster, Esq. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Ethan Allen Global, Inc.,  

      11:00-11:15 a.m.               Morning Break  

      11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.        Ethics: The Corporate General Counsel’s Perspective 
      This session is designed to help business lawyers do their jobs better and faster while fulfilling their ethical obligations and professional responsibilities.  The session will focus on improving the quality and maximizing the value of legal services for corporate clients.  The panelists will engage in a candid discussion about particular ethical dilemmas which corporate counsel frequently encounter.  The session will identify significant ethics challenges which delivery of corporate legal services presents and will show business lawyers how to select and implement strategies which address those challenges as effectively as possible.  The format for the session will be an interactive panel discussion in which the panelists will respond to questions from the moderator.  This format is intended to encourage a lively give and take among the panelists, the moderator, and the audience.

      Panel Chair: Robert L. Haig, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

      Speakers: Ricardo A. Anzaldua, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.; Sheila K. Davidson, Esq., Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company; Michael D. Fricklas Esq., Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom Inc.; J. Kevin McCarthy, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; Thomas A. Russo, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American International Group, Inc.; Michael J. Sharp, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Leucadia National Corporation; Gerson A. Zweifach, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

      12:05—1:35 p.m. Lunch 
      Keynote Luncheon Speaker Benjamin M. Lawsky, Former Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

      1:35 - 2:25 p.m.                   Human Trafficking: An Overview for Corporate Counsel
      An overview of human trafficking issues as it pertains to corporations and in-house counsel.  

      Panel Chairs: Rachelle Stern, Esq., Associate Counsel, Macy's, Inc.,  Jessica Thaler Esq., Bliss Lawyers and Yamicha Stephenson, Esq., Associate, Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP

      Moderator: Hon. Toko Serita, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Queens Criminal Court

      Speakers: Ms. Tenaz H. Dubash, M.S., Victim Assistance Specialist, Homeland Security Investigations, (HSI) New York; Evelyn Chumbow, National Survivors Network, Survivor of Child Labor Trafficking in the United States; Michael E. Ryan, Esq., Brooklyn DA, Former Head of Human Trafficking Bureau; Martina E. Vandenberg, Esq., Founder and President, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center 

      2:30 – 3:20 p.m.                How Do I Know What My Company's IP is Worth?
      Corporate counsel face a variety of complex issues relating to their company's intellectual property, including, enforcement, protection, purchase/sale/licensing and supply chain issues, among others. This presentation provides corporate counsel with the tools to understand how to value the intellectual property at issue and how to use those same valuation tools to determine the best course of action from a financial perspective. Attendees will gain an understanding of the opportunities and threats that can arise in the intellectual property context and how to assess the impact of such opportunities and threats on a company's bottom line.

      Panel Chairs: Charles Chen, Esq., Hickies, Inc,  Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., Director, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services, Stout Risius Ross, Inc. and Natalie Sulimani, Esq., Sulimani & Nahoum P.C.  . 

      Speakers: Daniel Boglioli, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel, Time Warner Cable, Inc.; Marc Lieberstein, Esq., Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP; Michele Riley, Esq., Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.; Alphonse Valbrune, Esq., Vice President, Genpact, Inc.

      3:30-4:20 p.m.                  Update: Not For Profit Law 
      Updates since the passage of the NYS Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013

      Panel Chair:  Jessica Thaler Esq., Bliss Lawyers and Jana Behe, Esq., Director of Contracts & General Counsel, NYSTEC 

      Moderator: John D. Feerick, Esq.,  former Fordham Law School Dean and Founder of the Feerick Center for Social Justice 

      Speakers: Courtney Darts, Esq., Director of Education, Pro Bono Partnership; Karin Kunstler Goldman, Esq., Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau, Office of the Attorney General; Lesley Rosenthal, Esq., VP, General Counsel & Secretary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York; John R. Vero, Esq., Partner, Couch White, LLP- Albany

      4:25—5:15 p.m.               Cybersecurity & Privacy Laws: What In-House Counsel Needs To Do   After The Breach
      This session will discuss the legal impact of cyber breaches and the applicable privacy laws.  A data breach could affect profits so in-house counsel needs to know how to minimize the impact of a data breach.  This session will identify the cyber criminals, address the regulatory impact, discuss the reporting obligations and notification laws and highlight the impact of global laws.

      Panel Chair: Yamicha Stephenson, Esq., Associate, Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP

      Speakers: Austin Berglas, Senior Managing Director, K2 Intelligence, Cyber Investigations and Incident Response; Chris Lang, Esq., Global Privacy Officer, UPS; Joseph V. DeMarco, Esq., Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP; Lisa Sotto, Esq., Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP

      AGENDA: October 23rd 
      8:15 – 8:45 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast 

      8:45-11:30 a.m.                Ethics for Corporate Counsel 

      Panel Chair: Steven G. Nachimson, Esq., Compass Group USA, Inc.

      Speakers: Anthony E. Davis, Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Jorge Dopico, Esq. Appellate Division, First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee; Michael S. Ross, Esq., Law Offices of Michael S. Ross; Jerome Snider, Esq., Professional Responsibility Counsel, Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP; Michele Coleman Mayes, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, New York Public Library


      For Questions, please email Beth Gould, Section Liaison. To Register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452

    • Women on the Move 2015: Navigating a New Path

      NYSBA Member Early Registration Rate $95*

      Women on the Move 2015 | Navigating a New Path

      Sponsored by the Committee on Women in the Law, the Committee on Lawyers in Transition, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the New York State Bar Association

      4.0 MCLE Credits including 1.0 Ethics

      Monday, October 26, 2015
      CLE Program: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Fort Orange Club | 110 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY
      The Women on the Move program is a Continuing Legal Education seminar focusing on an array of topics of particular interest to women attorneys.  This year’s program will be held in Albany, New York on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Fort Orange Club and will feature a keynote address by Hon. Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department and the Hon. Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of Albany, New York.
      Distinguished panelists and speakers will share their experiences and valuable insights on topics such as hiring trends in the public and private sector, negotiating your worth, forming partnerships and ethical considerations for transitioning attorneys.  The program will carry 4.0 MCLE credits (1.0 Ethics, 3.0 Law Practice Management)
      Program Chairs
      Linda A. Redlisky, Esq., Rafferty & Redlisky, LLP, Pelham, NY
      Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq., Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC, Armonk, NY

      Keynote Address given by:


      Karen K. Peters

      Presiding Justice
      NY Supreme Court
      Appellate Division
      Third Department


       Kathy M. Sheehan

       Albany, New York

      Hon. Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department  
      - Became the first woman to be Presiding Justice of the Third Department
      - Began her legal career in private practice, later serving as an Asst. DA in Dutchess County
      - From 1979 to 1983, was counsel to the State Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
      - Became the director of the State Assembly Government Operations Committee in 1983
      - A former assistant professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz
      - Judicial career began with her election to the Ulster County Family Court in 1983
      - In 1992, became the first woman elected to the Supreme Court in the Third Department 
      - Served as a member of the Commission on Judicial Conduct from 2000 to 2012

      Hon. Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany, New York
      - Became Mayor of the City of Albany on January 1, 2014
      - Became Albany’s Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer in 2010
      - Implemented changes to improve the City’s fiscal policies and overhauling the City’s parking ticket system
      - Founding member of the Albany Promise, a coalition of community members, educators, service providers and business leaders working to ensure that every child in Albany succeeds academically
      - After a five-year career in communications, attended Albany Law School on an academic scholarship, graduating magna cum laude in 1994



      12:30 p.m.                                Registration
      1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.                Welcome Remarks
      Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq., NYSBA President-elect
                                                      Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq., Co-Chair, Women on the Move

      1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                Keynote Presentation | Navigating a New Path
      Hon. Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department
                                                      Hon. Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany
                                                      (1.0 MCLE Credit)
      2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.                Ethical Considerations for Transitioning Attorneys   
                                                      Karl Sleight, Esq., Member, Harris Beach, PLLC
                                                      (1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics)
      2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                Break
      3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.                Your New Path | Partnerships and Practical Skills
      Moderated Panel Discussion  
      Hon. Ann C. Crowell, Justice, NYS Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District
      Linda Johnson, Esq., President, Capital District Women's Bar Association
      Sarah Gold, Esq., Gold Law Firm
      Morghan L. Richardson, Esq., Richardson Legal PLLC
      Linda Redlisky, Esq., Moderator, Co-Chair, Women on the Move
      (1.0 MCLE Credit)
      3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                Capitalizing on Your Strengths & Strategies forTransition  
                                                      Moderated Panel Discussion
      Hon. Ann C. Crowell Justice, NYS Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District    
                                                      Hon. Helena Heath, Albany City Court Judge
                                                      Dean Alicia Ouelette, Albany Law School
                                                      Asst. Dean Kim Wolf-Price, Syracuse University College of Law
                                                      Morghan L. Richardson, Esq., Richardson Legal PLLC
                                                      Debra Hamilton, Esq. & Linda Redlisky, Esq., Moderators
                                                      (1.0 MCLE Credit)
      5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                Networking Reception with Section Co-Sponsors


      Networking Reception | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Welcoming Remarks by David P. Miranda, NYSBA President
      Co-Sponsoring Sections
      This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
      If you have questions about this event, please contact Katherine Suchocki, LPM Director at or Simone Smith at
      To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
      Special Member Pre-Registration Rate $95*
      Program fee includes refreshments and cocktail reception.
      *Valid through September 30, 2015.  Register early to guarantee your seat at the program. Non-member Registration fee is $250
      Note: Registration fees increase 10 days prior to program.


    • November 10, 2015: IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions

      The Intellectual Property Law Section is pleased to present a full-day MCLE program for new associates and seasoned practitioners:


      2015 IP Due Diligence Slider

      November 10, 2015 
      Live and Webcast!

      8:55am - 5:00pm (Registration: 8:15am)
      Networking reception following

      Location: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
      1177 Avenue of the Americas |  New York, NY 10036

      6.5 MCLE Credits:
      3.0 in Skills; 2.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 1.5 in Ethics

      Appropriate for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys. (Note: Newly admitted attorneys [less than 24 months] must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit). The New York State Bar Association’s Meetings Department has been certified by the NYS Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. For credit in other states, contact the accrediting board in your jurisdiction.

      Co-Sponsors: NYSBA Business Law Section | NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section 

      Section Member:* $125

      NYSBA member (not a member of the IP Section): $150 
      Non-member: $210
      Law students: $50

      *Member of the NYSBA Intellectual Property, Business, or Corporate Counsel Sections 
      Not a Section member?
       NYSBA members can Join the IP Section for only $30! Or Join a Co-Sponsoring Section: Business Law  ($25) | Corporate Counsel ($30) 

      Group Rate: Groups of 3 or more from the same company save 20% off the registration rates listed above. Groups may register by contacting the NYSBA Member Resource Center at or (800) 582-2452. 

      Register Online >

      Or Call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at (800) 582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm) and mention event code IPSPP15.


      8:15 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast

      8:55-9:00 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

      9:00-10:00 a.m. | CONSIDER THE DEAL
      A. Basic IP definitions:  Copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, other?
      B. Is it a stock transaction or an asset deal?
      C. Is it an IP-based business?
      D. Consider the differing positions of Buyer and Seller
      E. Don’t forget the Lender
      F. Talk to the client re: overall concerns/questions/needs

      • Erica D. Klein, Esq., Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
      • Robin E. Silverman, Esq., Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
      • Howard Feller, MMG Advisors, Inc.

      10:00-11:00 a.m. |  ASSET REVIEW 
      A. Review of IP Portfolio (world-wide)
      B. Review of IP-related Claims/Litigations
      C. Assess Seller Software 
      D. Website/Privacy Issues

      • Marc A. Lieberstein, Esq., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
      • Laurie J. Gentile, Esq.,  Nine West/The Jones Group
      • Stephen A. Holzen, CLP, CVA, Stout Risius Ross
      • Gary A. Kibel, Esq., Davis & Gilbert LLP

      11:00-11:15 a.m. | MORNING BREAK: Sponsored by Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

      11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | WHAT ABOUT THE LICENSES?
      A. Review of IP-related licenses
      B. Licenses in
      C.  Licenses out

      • Rita M. Odin, Esq., Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
      • Megan E. Bussey, Esq., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
      • Scott Sisun, Esq., Kelley Drye LLP

      12:15-1:15 p.m. | LUNCH (provided)


      A. Who is making the Reps/Warranties?
      B. Is there a cap on exposure? (Time and/or money)
      C. The Definitions are Critical 
      D. Issues to be addressed with respect to Reps/Warranties/Limitations
      E. When things go wrong . . .


      A. Schedules to the IP need be prepared – not just lists, but explanations and carve-outs to reps
      B. Copyright, Trademark, Patent and Domain Name documents need be prepared and a sufficient number of originals need be signed
      C. Recordation of Assignments – make sure all Powers of Attorney and related documents are ready for signature at the closing
      D. Coordinate transfer of files and responsibility for maintenance going forward

      • Victoria A. Cundiff, Esq., Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, LLP
      • David M. Klein, Esq., Quislex, Inc.
      • Samuel A. Waxman, Esq., Paul Hastings LLP

      3:15-3:30 p.m. |  AFTERNOON BREAK: Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

      3:30-5:00 p.m. | ETHICS
      A. Who is the client?
      B. Diligence Materials
      C. Opinions of Counsel
      D. What happens if discovery of information is made after the closing?

      • Yitzy Nissenbaum, Esq.
      • Stephen T. Schreiner, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP
      • Eleanor M. Yost, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP


      5:00-6:30pm | NETWORKING RECEPTION: Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, contact Stephanie Bugos at (518) 487-5524 or

      Tuition Assistance: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may receive financial aid to attend this program. Under this policy, anyone who requires financial aid may apply in writing, not later than ten working days prior to the program, explaining the basis of his/her hardship, and if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply, please contact: Stephanie Bugos, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 or

      Cancellations are easy – full refunds are given: Your full registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is provided by 4:00 p.m. on November 6, 2015. To cancel, contact the NYSBA Member Resource Center at or (800) 582-2452. If you do not cancel and do not attend the program, a complete set of materials will be available upon request.

      Recording of NYSBA Seminars is not permitted.

      Register Today >

      Questions? Contact or Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681. 

    • November 11 - 15, 2015: Entertainment, Sports and IP Law Summit, Cancun

      27th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and IP Law Summit

      November 11-15, 2015 | Cancun, Mexico
      Presented by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
      co-sponsored by the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section 

      This year, our Section has joined with the NYSBA's and the Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (EASL) Sections as program co-sponsors of the highly successful Annual North American Entertainment Sports & IP Law Summit (the "ESIP").  It will be held November 11-15, 2015, in Cancun, Mexico, at the 5 star Ritz-Carlton resort. 

      View Program Brochure (PDF)

      Registration (through ABA)

  • 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.

    Executive Committee Roster | IP Section Bylaws

    View 2014-2015 Annual Report >

    IP SEction Photo Galleries

    Women in IP 2012  Women in IP 2013 2014 IP Section Annual Meeting

    Women in Intellectual Property Law Photos > 20152014 | 2013 |  2012
    Read more about the 2015 Women in IP program 

    View 2014 Annual Meeting Photos >

    View 2013 Fall Meeting Photos >

    View 20th Anniversary IP Photos >


    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.

    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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