Welcome to the new IP Committee Blog!

The new IP Committee Blog is up and running at www.ipcommittee.com. We welcome and encourage postings about legal developments that will be of interest to IP practitioners. If you want to put a post on the Blog, contact me at [email protected] or Tracey Eller at tcel[email protected] and we will set you up with author privileges.

As you prepare your post, we ask that you comply with a few ground rules:

  • Posts should be about significant news or legal developments of interest to the IP bar. Please do not use the Blog for other types of communications.
  • All material that is posted on the Blog must be your original authorship. If you want to quote from a third party, please keep your excerpts short and always attribute their authorship. If you come across an interesting article or blog entry on the web that you want to share, post a link to it, but please don’t cut and paste it into your post.
  • Please limit your post to 2-3 paragraphs. If you write something longer, please save it unpublished and contact me. I will help you to divide the post into two portions — one that will appear on the blog and the other that will be accessible through a link.
  • If you are addressing a development that someone else has already written about, please add your thoughts as a comment on the original post, rather than as a new post. (Contact me if you want to depart from this.)

The IP Committee Blog is your resource. It is a platform where you can share your ideas, insights and expertise with your colleagues in the IP bar, and a place for you to learn from your peers. So, when you read an interesting new case or have a new insight into an issue of IP law, consider writing about it for our Blog. We look forward to reading what you have to say!

— Leora Herrmann, Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin PL, IP Committee Blog Editor

Intellectual Property Certification Examination

Dear Intellectual Property Committee Member:

 I am writing to you regarding the 2008 Intellectual Property Certification Examination.  This examination will be given on May 16, 2008.  Please note the application deadline is October 31, 2007.  If you intend to apply for certification, you must submit your application by this deadline. There is a direct link to the application for certification on the Intellectual Property Committee website. The link is http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/CertSect.nsf/9736b6935363096385256fd4005e5cea/79e88f175562f769852571d30050c699?OpenDocument.

 Please direct any questions regarding certification to Julie Coiro (850) 561-3143.

 For those of you taking the inaugural examination on October 1, 2007, good luck!


 Mark E. Stein

Corporate IP Institute, October 23 & 24

Dear Florida I.P. Committee Member:


For all of you that attended the Business Law Section Retreat this weekend, it was great to see you at the Ritz in Naples.  For those of you that did not make it, we missed you, but hope to see you at the mid-year meeting at Miami Downtown Hyatt on January 17, 2008.


A professor at Georgia State University has asked us to circulate the attached link to an I.P. Program taking place October 23-24, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.  We are circulating this link because the program may interest many of you and also because some of you may need larger blocks of I.P. specific CLE to satisfy the CLE requirement for I.P. certification.   




The Corporate IP Institute, October 23 & 24:

17 Florida IP Certification credits

17 Florida General/ 2 Ethics credits