Alert May 01, 2009

Publications and Conferences


Jeffrey I. Klein and Jacqueline Klosek published  “Every Click You Take, They’ll Be Watching You: Top Online Behavioral Advertising Privacy Issues” in the May 2009 issue of Privacy & Data Security Law Journal

Stephen G. Charkoudian contributed to the article “Attorneys Share Entrepreneurs’ IP Mistakes” in the April 17, 2009 issue of Mass High Tech.

Brian A. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Edmund R. Pitcher published “Enforceable Diagnostic Method Patents” in the April 1, 2009 issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Steven J. Frank published “IP Due Diligence In Corporate Transactions” in the March 24, 2009 issue of IP Law360

Mark J. Abate and Calvin E. Wingfield, Jr. published “Pleading Requirements in the ITC and Tips to Starting Off an Investigation on the Right Foot” in the March 2009 issue of IP Litigator.

Jacqueline Klosek, Agnes Bundy Scanlan and Rachel A. Samuels published “Preventing Identity Theft and Other Harm Through Increased Controls on Social Security Numbers: A Review of Select State Laws” in the March 2009 issue of Privacy & Data Security Law Journal.

Hope D. Mehlman, Steve J. Frank and Adam D. Swain published “Attorney-Client Privilege and IP Due Diligence: Balancing the Need for Information for the Deal Against the Risk of Waiver” in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.

Kingsley L. Taft published “IP Joint Ownership Creates Challenges For Cos” in the February 18, 2009 issue of IP Law360.


Upcoming Conferences

The Hebrew University Faculty of Law Annual IP Symposium
June 1, 2009
Location: ZOA House, 26 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
This symposium, hosted by Hebrew University, brings together academics and practicing attorneys, and will address recent trends and developments in patent, copyright and trademark law in Israel and abroad. Frederick Rein will be speaking on the “Biogenerics: The Future Legal Framework in the United States” panel.

Nature Biotech SciCafe - Boston
Date: June 11, 2009
Location:  Goodwin Procter Conference Center, Boston, MA
This event, hosted by Nature Biotechnology and sponsored by Goodwin Procter, matches up-and-coming life science investigators with the local investment community. It features science and technology presentations with networking opportunities before and after the program.

PLI’s Fundamental of Patent Prosecution 2009: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing
June 17-19, 2009
Location:  PLI Center, New York, NY
Marta Delsignore and Louis Sorell will speak on, respectively, “Patent Opinions” and “Claim Construction and Doctrine of Equivalents” during the Litigation Issues program on June 19.  Marta, Louis and Lindsey Repose will serve as instructors for the Clinic III of this conference, focusing on patent prosecution issues and opinion drafting.

Medical Development Group Meeting
Date: June 17, 2009
Location:  287 Washington Street, Newton, MA
Chris Stamos will present “Top 10 Things for an MDG Member to Know About IP Portfolios,” which will focus on different types of IP, how they overlap and how patents can be properly obtained yet the filer may still be at risk to be sued for patent infringement.  MDG is New England’s premier organization for individual professionals in the medical device and related fields. 

PLI’s Patent Basics 2009
July 15, 2009
Location:  PLI Center, New York, NY
Robert Crawford will present on patent issues in M&A transactions.