Alert September 29, 2009

Publications and Conferences


  • Daniel Wilson published “The Risk and Reward of Provisional Patent Applications” in the August 21, 2009 issue of Mass High Tech.
  • Mark Abate, Charles Sanders and Calvin Wingfield, Jr. published “Getting the Remedy You Want from the ITC” in the July 2009 issue of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Litigation.
  • Richard Samuel, John Forcier and Nicholas Kim published “Tips for a Successful Re-Examination Request” in the June 3, 2009 issue of IP Law360.
  • Mark Puzella published “Bing’s Video Preview Feature Stretches Fair Use – But Too Far?” in the June 2009 issue of the Media Law Resource Center Bulletin
  • Daniel Wilson published “Building a Strong Patent Estate on a Limited Budget” in the May 9, 2009 issue of the Life Science Leader.

Upcoming Conferences

  • 12th Annual International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance Conference
    September 30, 2009 – October 2, 2009
    Location: Montreal, CanadaThis annual conference brings together senior executives in the generic pharmaceutical industry. Top executives participate in panel discussions, answer questions from conference participants and share and debate current industry hot topics. Elaine Herrmann Blais will be on the “Key Developments in Intellectual Property Affecting Access to Generic Medicines” panel and will discuss the potential impact of U.S. patent reform legislation on access to affordable medicines. 
  • The ABA National Institute on the Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
    Date: October 5, 2009
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    David Goldstone will speak on a panel examining recent significant cases and the developing trends in the trademark, copyright and trade secrets areas. 
  • Fourth Annual BNA/ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Patent Conference:  Controlling Discovery Costs in Patent Litigation
    October 5, 2009
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    BNA and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law are presenting this conference to help law firms and corporate IP departments cope in the new economic environment and manage issues that arise regarding discovery in patent cases. Mark Abate is serving as a faculty member.
  • BioPartnering Europe
    Date: October 11 – 13, 2009
    Location: London, England
    BioPartnering Europe offers an opportunity to meet with decision-makers from leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical and investment companies from around the world for one-to-one partnering meetings, presentations, expert panels and exhibitions. Kingsley Taft is a featured presenter.
  • Merger & Acquisition Journal’s “Intellectual Property Roundtable”
    Date: November 1, 2009 (Publication Date)
    Location:  San Francisco
    Goodwin Procter is sponsoring this intellectual property roundtable discussion, featuring top IP professionals exploring how the economic downturn has affected the IP marketplace. A transcript of this roundtable will appear in the November 2009 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions Journal.

  • Software Escrow Contracting Best Practices
    Date: November 18, 2009
    Location: Webinar
    Steve Charkoudian will speak as part of this Incisive Media webinar on software escrow contracting best practices. The webinar will be hosted by Iron Mountain in conjunction with the release of its new “Dummies” booklet on software escrow.