Take a look at the past year’s activity in intellectual property with a review of patent, trademark, and copyright law. Patent legislation, post-grant proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Supreme Court patent decisions, and the latest in federal circuit developments are covered during the patent review. Trademark topics include federal cases and an update on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. Get an update on copyright case law, and find out what pending copyright cases and legislative proposals are on the horizon for 2017. Enjoy a special presentation, “A Name Worth Fighting For: How Naming a Band Called The Slants Got Me to the Supreme Court,” by Simon Tam, founder and bassist of the pop-rock band The Slants. Simon shares his personal experience in the fight to trademark his group’s controversial name.
Cosponsored by the Intellectual Property Section.
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