IP Committee member Jeanne Seewald reports that the Ava Maria School of Law is looking for a practitioner to teach a course on Copyright Law this fall. If you are interested, you can contact Patrick Quirk (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The course description states that “[t]his course will provide an in-depth examination of the law governing copyright protection as codified and practiced in the United States under the 1976 Copyright Revision Act. This course will further examine the nature of protected rights including an author’s moral rights, ownership, duration, enforcement, and scope of exclusive rights with a particular focus on the fair use doctrine. The controversies surrounding application of copyright law to new technologies, including computer software and the Internet, is a theme that runs throughout the course.” Classes begin on August 13, 2012 and end on November 21st. Exams will finish on December 11.
Save the Date! The Business Law Section’s Intellectual Property Committee is already hard at work pulling together a fantastic program for the Fourth Annual Intellectual Property Symposium. For 2013, the two-day symposium will be on Thursday, March 21 through Friday, March 22, 2013 in West Palm Beach. So mark your calendars!
This event is the must-attend event of the year for intellectual property practitioners throughout the state. The Symposium combines a full day of top-notch intellectual property continuing legal education credit with the opportunity to network with colleagues from throughout the state. On Thursday, the Intellectual Property Committee holds a committee meeting, followed by a dinner speaker that is not to be missed. There’s something for everyone — speakers will cover copyright, trademark, patent, and cross-disciplinary topics at an advanced level — a huge help to anyone seeking or maintaining board certification in Intellectual Property law. Past speakers have included Ann Gilson LaLonde, author of Gilson on Trademarks, Robert Stoll, Commissioner of Patents, and prominent professors and practitioners from all over the country.