September 2004

In this issue:

September 2004 Chair's Bulletin available

Register for Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents

Mark your calendars with these upcoming meetings

Reminder: Turn in your committee membership enrollment forms!


Free Online Web Seminar:

"Reverse Whois: Unlocking a Powerful Tool & Understanding Current Policy Issues"
Guest speaker: Keith A. Barritt of Fish & Richardson, P.C. & INTA Internet Committee Chairman September 22, 2004, 8:30 am PDT/11:30 am EDT

Whois and Reverse Whois are among the most powerful tools for the protection and management of online brands. Join us as we discuss the following:

Legal requirements underlying the Whois system, Enforcement of IP rights online, utilizing Whois, UDRP and ACPA; the power of Reverse Whois, domain audits and squatter investigations; the future of Whois and reform efforts which may endanger public access; open forum to voice concerns and pose questions to Keith A. Barritt.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more and be heard! Click here to register:


September 2004 Chair's Bulletin
The September 2004 issue of the Chair's Bulletin is now available on the Section website at
www.abanet.org/intelprop/sept04chair.doc. The printed version is at the printer and will be reaching members' mailboxes the first week of September.

Register for Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents
The Section's Young Lawyers Committee will host another one-day session of the successful "Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents" program on October 22 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. The program is being held in cooperation with Suffolk, as well as local Boston IP organizations.

This program, now in its seventh year, has been well received in cities across the nation. It is designed to enhance intellectual property practice skills and enable IP practitioners to handle the many tasks that routinely arise in this increasingly important area of practice. The program features top professionals in the IP field that provide practical advice on dealing with the "nuts and bolts" of everyday IP practice.

This particular Practical Tips program focuses on the enforcement and defense of patents in court. As a special benefit to those attending the program, a number of "model" documents typically used in patent litigation will be made available for future reference and possible adaptation for later use. These documents have been prepared by some of the nation's leading patent litigation attorneys and cover a wide variety of subjects, including: litigation checklists, sample discovery requests, protective orders, case management orders, jury instructions, and trial/appellate papers. CLE credit will be available for those attending this program.

For further details, and to register for this one-day program, visit the Section website at www.abanet.org/intelprop/calendar.html, or call 312-988-5598.

Mark your calendars with these upcoming meetings
20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
April 14-16, 2005
Crystal Gateway Marriot Hotel
Arlington, VA

2005 Summer IPL Conference
June 22-26, 2005
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Reminder: Turn in your committee membership enrollment forms!
For the new Association year, 2004-2005, the Section of Intellectual Property Law is cleaning its membership rosters. All Section members are encouraged to join and actively participate in the committee activities of the Section. All members were mailed a committee preference form via U.S. mail last month. Please complete this form and return it to the Section, indicating which committee(s) you would like to join and participate in.

Committee members from last year will not be carried over automatically to the rosters for the new year, so you are urged to complete your form and send it back in order to be included in the roster of the committee of your choice.