Alert December 16, 2010

Publications and Events


Patent Infringement Claims, Opinions of Counsel and Attorney-Client Privilege: Best Practices for Opinion Letters After Seagate and Qualcomm 
January 5, 2011

Thomas J. Scott, Jr. will be a featured speaker on a 90-minute CLE webinar that will offer guidance to patent attorneys on the best use of opinion of counsel letters in infringement suits in light of the conflicting Seagate and Qualcomm decisions. The panel will also discuss the impact on attorney-client privilege when using opinion of counsel letters.

New USPTO Guidelines and the Obviousness Standard for Patents: Strategies to Withstand Obviousness Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity   
January 12, 2011

Paul Davis  will be a speaker for this CLE webinar.  The presenters will be followed by 20 minutes of live, interactive Q&A with the audience. The webinar will be hosted by Strafford Publications, Inc.

MIT Energy Conference  
March 4-5, 2011
Boston, MA

The MIT Energy Conference frames conversation and informs debate on the most pressing global energy issues and opportunities. Each year, it brings together current and future leaders in energy technology, policy and business to participate in stimulating discussions. The engaging ensemble of events provides a chance to foster the relationships necessary in pursuit of sustainable energy systems.

The 2011 MIT Energy Conference will commence on Friday, March 4 with the free, in-depth and interactive Friday Workshops. The discussions will carry forward to the Friday Night Energy Showcase — a free exhibit of innovative and breakthrough energy technologies from industry and academia. The ticketed conference on March 5 will harness the expertise of energy leaders to engage in fact-based discussions to identify the limits and opportunities of various technologies and systems to make a significant impact on the global energy landscape.  Goodwin Procter is a sponsor.

MIT Sloan Business and Gaming (BiG) Conference
March 10, 2011
Boston, MA

What’s the Next Big Thing in store for the video game industry? What will generate the most revenue? What is destined to flop and why? The 3rd Annual MIT Sloan Business and Gaming (BiG) Conference will bring together industry leaders, game developers and designers, academics and MBAs from leading business schools for an in-depth exploration of the business side of the video game industry. Stephen Charkoudian will moderate a panel.

NYIPLA’s 89th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary
March 25, 2011
New York, NY

Goodwin Procter will host clients and guests in our hospitality suite in Peacock Alley both before and after this prestigious dinner.  Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will be honored with the Ninth Annual NYIPLA Outstanding Public Service Award and the Keynote Address will be given by Hon. John Gleeson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.