Alert February 01, 2009

Publications and Conferences


Joel Lehrer published “Software and Business Method Patents, Post-Bilski,” in the December 12, 2008 issue of Mass High Tech.

James Fox and Deppa Nama published “Patent Infringement Issues Raised by Self-Replicating Inventions,” in the December 2008 issue of New Matter.

Jacqueline Klosek published “Competing Interests: Combating Piracy and Protecting Privacy,” as part of the BNA’s December 2008 IP & Technology Program.

Keith A. Zullow and Raivo A. Karmas published, respectively, Protecting Intellectual Property in Plants and Seeds and Enforcing Patents in the November/December and September/October issues of Cereal Foods World. These articles constitute the final articles (parts five and six) of the publication’s six-part series on patent law. Parts one through four, respectively, were “The Interplay Between Patents and Other Forms of Intellectual Property,” “Introduction to the United States Patent System,” “Anatomy of an Issued Patent” and “Obtaining a Patent.”

Deborah S. Birnbach, David Goldstone and Jacqueline Klosek published “New Regulations to Mandate Comprehensive Information Security Requirements Regulations to Take Effect January 1, 2009 Affecting All Entities with Personal Information of Massachusetts Residents,” in the November 2008 issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

James Fox published “Patent Infringement Issues Raised by Self-Replicating Inventions,” in the November 2008 issue of Intellectual Property Today.

Tom Scott, Steve Schreiner and Inge Osman published “Proscribed Conduct for Patent Holders Participating in Standard-Setting Organizations,” in the October 2008 issue of Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.


Upcoming Conferences

E-Marketing: IP Issues for Business Lawyers
February 11, 2009
Location: Webcast
Jacqueline Klosek will be presenting at this ALI-ABA conference on e-marketing. This seminar will help business lawyers understand laws and regulations applicable to e-marketing, including Internet marketing laws, data privacy and security regulations, and laws on unfair competition and false advertising. The presenters – all specialists in the field of Internet privacy and marketing – will address how a consumer’s personal information can be gathered or used, and when it may not be disclosed. They will also explore state and federal regulations that govern Internet activities and the accompanying intellectual property issues.

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2009
February 26 - 27, 2009
Location: PLI Center, San Francisco, CA
This Practising Law Institute (PLI) program is designed to address some of the more complex and practical issues that arise in drafting and negotiating IP licenses, as well as tips to manage your patent portfolio to optimize sale or licensing. Ira Levy is chairing this seminar and presenting the “Litigation Planning for Licensing Lawyers” session.

Data Security and Identity Theft: Understand the New Requirements for Protecting Personal Information
: March 17, 2009
Location: MCLE Conference Center, Boston, MA (and via webcast)
This seminar, for which David Goldstone is on the faculty, will address the new requirements for protecting personal information in Massachusetts and in other states, best practices for compliance and avoiding liability, early experience in construction and enforcement, and other statutory considerations, such as anti-phishing laws.

The Growing State Role in Regulating Privacy and Data Security and
Cloud Computing and European Privacy Law
: April 1, 2009
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
Jacqueline Klosek will be presenting at the ABA IP spring meeting. The first session will examine the important role that states are playing in regulating  privacy and data security. It will focus on existing and proposed legislation in a number of key areas, including data security requirements, RFID, Internet privacy, social security number privacy and health information privacy. The second session will cover key privacy and security issues involved with cloud computing, with a particular focus international/cross border legal issues arising when the “cloud” is located in a foreign jurisdiction and/or where the data stored on the cloud concerns customers, employees and other individuals who reside in foreign countries.