August 19, 2016

8th Annual IP Symposium March 30-31, 2017 Location Announced – Sonesta Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Hi All

The 8th Annual IP Symposium will be held at the beautiful Sonesta Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.  The Florida Bar has secured a $210/night rate.

Here is a link to the property:

https://www.sonesta.com/us/florida/fort-lauderdale/sonesta-fort-lauderdale-beach

 

See you there.

Jim

August 15, 2016

New SDFla case dismissing Defense of Trade Secrets Act claim (without prejudice) – opinion attached

M.C. Dean, Inc. v City of Miami et al -dismissing DTSA complaint for failure to state a claim

August 9, 2016

Photos from the 7th Annual IP Symposium, April 7-8 at the Renaissance Orlando

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Terry Sanks

Terry Sanks, IP Symposium Chair

September 1, 2015

Don’t Miss the Naples Meeting!

The IP Committee will meet at 9:30 am this Saturday, September 5th at the Business Law Section Retreat at the Ritz Carlton in Naples over Labor Day Weekend. If you can’t make the meeting, you can dial in as follows:

1-888-376-5050
Participant PIN – 3685320102

We do hope you will be there in person. Whether you are attending in person or by phone, please download the meeting materials in advance of the call:

Agenda for September 5, 2015 Meeting [.pdf]
Minutes from June 25, 2015 Meeting [.pdf]
House Bill 55 “An Act Relating to Trade Secrets”[.pdf]
House Bill 57 “An Act Relating to Public Records and Meetings” [.pdf]

July 16, 2015

2015 Florida Legislation Summary

Following up on our successful meeting at the annual meeting, Robert Kain was kind enough to share the legislative summary he authored for distribution to the committee. The summary includes descriptions of the following statutes adopted in the 2015 Session, which are likeley to be of note to Florida IP practitioners:

A. SLAPP: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP lawsuits). CS/HB 1041, Fla.Stat. § 768.295, effective July 1, 2015.

B. The Patent Troll Prevention Act, CS/CS/CS/HB 439, Fla.Stat. § 501.991, effective July 1, 2015.

C. True Origins of Digital Goods Act, CS/CS/HB 271 – Florida Statute 501.155, effective July 1, 2015.

D. The Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act, CS/CS/CS/SB 222, Fla.Stat. § 668.801 (“CADRA”), effective October 1, 2015.

E. Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, CS/CS/SB 766, Fla.Stat. § 934.50, effective July 1, 2015.

Download the entire summary here. Thank you, Robert!