Alert October 01, 2008

Publications and Conferences


Keith A. Zullow and Raivo A. Karmas published, respectively, “Anatomy of an Issued Patent” and “Obtaining a Patent” in the July/August and May/June issues of Cereal Foods World. These articles constitute parts three and four of the publication’s six-part series on patent law. Part one was “The Interplay Between Patents and Other Forms of Intellectual Property,” and part two was “Introduction to the United States Patent System.”

Thomas J. Scott, Jr. and Eleanor M. Hynes published “Reducing Your Risk as a Licensor or Licensee in Patent and Technology Licensing – The Important Terms” in the June/July 2008 issue of The Licensing Journal, Vol. 28, No. 6.

Jacqueline Klosek edited and Nicole Beliveau, Lindsay Bleier, Nidhi Kumar, Young Lee and James Shreve contributed to the “Year in Review: Information Services, Technology and Data Protection Committee” published in the summer 2008 edition of The International Lawyer, Vol. 42 No. 2, p. 621.

Frederick H. Rein published “Aventis v. Lupin: Obviousness of Purified Stereoisomers in View of Mixtures Thereof” in the 2008 issue of the Journal of Generic Medicines, 5, 219-228.

Jacqueline Klosek and Nidhi Kumar published “Offer Products and Services to Children Carefully: Know the Legal Issues and Manage the Risks” in the June 30, 2008 issue of the New York Law Journal.

Jacqueline Klosek and Dale Fulton published “Are You in Compliance with COPPA? Recent State Actions Raise the Stakes” in the June 2008 issue of Privacy Advisor.

Steven T. Schreiner and Eleanor M. Hynes published “Is There a Future in Obtaining and Leveraging Derivatives Patents?” in the April 2008 issue of The Banking Law Journal.

Jacqueline Klosek was interviewed for “A CPO Wishlist for EU Privacy Reform,” written by Jay Cline and published at

Upcoming Conferences

Chief Intellectual Property Officer Conference
October 15, 2008
Location: Hilton Times Square, New York, NY
This conference, organized by IncreMentalAdvantage and sponsored by Goodwin Procter, brings together IP professionals to discuss best practices for managing intellectual property in terms of deriving shareholder value and in terms of using IP as a strategic weapon. Ira Levy will be speaking on the “Role of IP in Your Litigation Strategy” panel.

New York State Bar Association: Intellectual Property Law Section Fall 2008 Meeting
October 16 - 19, 2008
Location: The Otesaga, Cooperstown, NY
This conference, hosted by the NY State Bar Association and sponsored by Goodwin Procter, brings together lawyers specializing in intellectual property. The theme of this year’s conference is “The World Series of IP Law: How Current Intellectual Property Laws are Changing the Way Corporate & Outside Counsel Play the Game.”

Intellectual Property Essentials for Business Decision Makers
: October 17, 2008
Location: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Brian Fairchild is serving on the faculty and speaking at this conference, which will explain, in laymen’s terms, the difference between trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents, and how these differences play out in corporate America in an increasingly global world.