On Friday, November 14, 2014, the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (IPLJ), in conjunction with the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute, presented a series of panel discussions on recent developments across IP practice areas at Fordham Law School.


Program Agenda:

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: A patent cemetery? Law abider? Or both? 

Moderator:  Prof. Daryl Lim, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
David J. Kappos, Cravath Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York
Hon. Thomas L. Giannetti, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria
Gary J. Gershik, Cooper & Dunham LLP, New York
John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York
Prof. John R. Thomas, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Trademarks, New Practitioners and Solo Attorneys: What does it take to hit the ground running? A view from big, mid-size and solo law firms.

Moderator:  Magdalena Berger, Senior Fellow, Fordham Intellectual Property Institute, New York
Anderson J. Duff, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., Boston
Oliver Platz, platz-ip, New York
Eric A. Prager, K&L Gates, New York

1:15 – 2:30 pm

2:30 – 4:00 pm
The Courts and Copyright: Making sense of it all.   To what extent is copyright law in a state of confusion, transition or continuing conflict?  A look at key recent developments.

Moderator:  Prof. Hugh C. Hansen, Fordham University School of Law, New York
Brandon Butler, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Robert W. Clarida, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York
Terry Hart, Copyright Alliance, Washington, D.C.

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