ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
eNews
July 2005
    

In this issue:

- 2005 Summer IPL Conference

- ABA Annual Meeting

- New Young Lawyer Fellowship Program

- Join a Committee Today!

- Section Website Survey

 

Chair's Bulletin

The July 2005 issue of the Chair's Bulletin is now available on the Section website. The printed version is on its way to members' mailboxes.

 

Highlights

REGISTER TODAY!

Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents

June 21, 2005
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA


The Practical Tips program features top professionals from the IP field who provide practical advice on dealing with the “nuts and bolts” of everyday IP practice. For the 8th year, the Practical Tips program is being sponsored by the Section's Young Lawyers Committee, and is being offered in cooperation with local intellectual property law bar associations.

Topics
This particular Practical Tips program focuses on the enforcement and defense of patents in court. The program will feature patent litigation attorneys and cover a wide variety of subjects including: proceedings before the USPTO, pre-litigation matters, discovery, and pre-trial, trial and post-trial matters.

More Information
Complete information, registration, and a PDF version of the conference brochure are now available online at www.abanet.org/
intelprop/2005ptips_sf .

2005 Summer
IPL Conference


June 22-25, 2005
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA


This conference is an absolute must for Section members and their families. It provides opportunities for all intellectual property practitioners to gain insights into new developments, debate current issues and share ideas with others interested in improving the protection of intellectual property nationally and internationally.

Topics
The educational programs will feature the latest developments in IP law presented by leading authorities in the field, including:

- "Spyware" and the Law

- Technology Transfers to China

- MGM v. Grokster

- Ethics in IP Law

-Trademark Infringement

- Patent Litigation Abroad

Business Session
The Business Session will include reports from the Section's substantive committees for analysis, debate and adoption of resolutions that will be the foundation of Section and ABA positions, Congressional testimony, and statements to the PTO and international IP bodies on intellectual property law issues for years to come. CLE credit will be available for attendance.

Tours, Tournaments, and Recreation

Including:

- The Sights and Sounds of Sausalito

- The Magic of Marin

- Golf Challenge

- Bicyling Tour

- Kayaking the San Francisco Bay

More Information
Complete information, registration, and a PDF version of the conference brochure are now available online at www.abanet.org/
intelprop/summer2005
.



    
   

Attention Young Lawyers: Still Time to Apply for New Section Fellowship Program

The Section is kicking off its Young Lawyer Fellowship Program this year, and is now in the process of seeking nominees to fill at least two three-year position in the Fellowship Program.

The program provides young lawyers the opportunity to participate in key Section meetings. The Section is committed to keeping its members fully informed about, and actively engaed in influencing the latest developments in the ever-expanding field of intellectual property law.

If you are a proven leader in the ABA Young Lawyers Division, the Section's Young Lawyers Committee, or your local intellectual property or young lawyers bar associations, you now have the opportunity to join and become part of the Fellowship Program.

The deadline for receipt of all applications is June 30. For full details and application information, go to www.abanet.org/
intelprop/home/
YLFellowship.pdf
.


The Section Needs Your Involvement - Please Join a Committee!

As you may know, the Section is the largest and most influential organization of intellectual property lawyers in the world. We are seeking volunteers who are interested in actively participating in the Section's committee work for the next year. We have dramatically revised our Committee and Division structure and now ask for you to review the listing to make your selection. Even if you have been on the same committee for several years, please be sure to check and see that your committee will still be active.

Committee work in the Section is the foundation of our productive efforts. Our committees actively write, critique and comment on current and proposed policies, laws, rules and cases relating to intellectual property, plan CLE programs, and much more. Committee work usually is the basis on which the Section Council and membership take action in Congress, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Copyright Office, other agencies and the courts. The work of our committees makes a difference in advancing our profession. Active participation in committee work is professionally rewarding and educational, and provides an opportunity for members to interact with colleagues and leaders in the intellectual property bar.

Please help shape the future of intellectual property law. Review the complete listing of Divisions at www.abanet.org/intelprop/
committees.html
. Then click through to the individual committee you want to join and sign up online.

Committee work will begin in September, so be sure to sign up now. We look forward to working with you to keep our Section as a leader of IP issues.


Help Shape the New Section Website

Here's your chance to help shape the Section website. The Section is conducting a survey on how to improve its website - to include all the topics that are important to the Section's website visitors in the most user-friendly manner possible. Please click here to give your feedback and be an integral part of the creative website redesign process.


 
2005 Summer IPL Conference is This Month !

Hurry to Secure Your Spot Today - The Conference is Just a Week Away!




Don't miss the spectacular line-up of events and CLE offerings for the 2005 Summer IPL Conference in San Francisco, June 22-25. This conference is an absolute must for Section members and their families. It provides opportunities for all intellectual property practitioners, members, non-members, the new and the experienced, to gain insights into new developments, debate current issues and share ideas with others interested in improving the protection of intellectual property nationally and internationally.

The educational programs will feature the latest developments in IP law presented by leading authorities in the field. The Business Session will include reports from the Section's substantive committees for analysis, debate and adoption of resolutions that will be the foundation of Section and ABA positions, Congressional testimony, and statements to the PTO and international IP bodies on intellectual property law issues for years to come. CLE credit will be available for both the educational programs and the Business Session.

Go to www.abanet.org/intelprop/
summer2005
to register now! Also remember to reserve your room at the Palace Hotel.

Register Today for the 2005 ABA Annual Meeting



Join your fellow Section members in Chicago August 4-9 for the opportunity to learn more about the “big ABA” and its many offerings. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago’s highlights include cultural activity, renowned architecture and internationally acclaimed dining. Chicago also boasts a new global destination, Millennium Park, a 24-acre public expanse devoted to art and music that has received international recognition. Chicago is a particularly ideal destination for an Annual Meeting because it is the home of the ABA’s new headquarter office at 321 North Clark Street, situated in the heart of the River North area of the city. While you’re in town for the Meeting, be sure to stop by and visit both the new office and the ABA Museum of Law, located on the building’s lower level.

The 2005 Annual Advisory Meeting Committee, co-chaired by Robert A. Clifford and Eileen M. Letts, is putting together an attractive and entertaining Annual Meeting Program. This year’s exciting agenda includes more than 200 CLE Programs to assist members in furthering their professional development, as well as countless meetings and social events to bring together old friends and meet new acquaintances. While you are in town, be sure to take advantage of the wonderful Special Event and Tour programs that are being offered this year.

Celebrate ABA-wide accomplishments at such events as the 2005 CEELI (the ABA’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative) Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The Section of Intellectual Property Law is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the CEELI Awards Ceremony, which will commemorate 15 years of promoting legal reform in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and is the single largest international event at the ABA Annual Meeting. Also not to be missed is the ABA President’s Reception at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Among the plethora of general Annual Meeting offerings are a number of events and programs catered to Section members. The Section will host a joint reception with the Section of Science & Technology Law at the Four Seasons Hotel. Section CLE programs will be offered on “Strategic Management of Your IP Assets for Gaining Value” and “What Should IP Laws Protect Going Forward? A Debate of Perspectives on What Can Be Owned as IP and What Should Remain in the Public Domain Or Be Free to Use.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know the ABA at large, and to meet professionals in other areas of the law in addition to your fellow IP practitioners.

For more information and to register, go to www.abanet.org/
annual/2005
.

 
           
    
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