IP Surprise! Defensive Patent Aggregators (Anti-Trolls)
A lecture series about intellectual property in unconventional industries.
Friday, April 4, 2014
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
185 West Broadway, W420
The hype against patent trolls continues to grow. But there’s no need to fear—the “Anti-Troll” is here! These “white hat” defensive patent aggregation firms have an innovative business model: acquire large portfolios of patents, and pledge to use them only to shield clients against patent assertion entities. As Congress and the Federal Trade Commission turn their attention to the patent troll marketplace, what scrutiny should be given to the “anti-troll” industry growing in its shadow?
David Anderson, Vice President of Corporate Development, RPX
Andrea Casillas ‘10, Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network
Bryan Choi, Visiting Associate Professor, New York Law School
Tun-Jen Chiang, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Christopher A. Cotropia, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, former Director of USPTO
Dan McCurdy, CEO, Allied Security Trust
Alexander Okuliar, Attorney Advisor, Federal Trade Commission
RSVP to Naomi Allen (email@example.com) by Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
The social media (r)evolution: Current Legal Trends and Ethical Considerations
An annual Ad Nauseam event by the NYLS Advertising Law Group
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Events Center (2 Floor), 185 West Broadway, New York, NY
4:30 p.m. – Registration Begins
5:00 p.m. – Hot Topics in Social Media
6:15 p.m. – Ethics in Social Media
7:30 p.m. – Networking Reception
Register at http://bit.ly/adlawnyls
Please join the NYLS Advertising Law Group for our annual Ad Nauseam event where panelists will discuss and explore hot topics in advertising law.
Nontransitional CLE and Transitional CLE for Ethics and Professional Credits will be available.
Payment Assistance for Alumni: www.nyls.edu/CLE
For the most current information:
• Visit our blog: adnauseamblog.org
• Like us on Facebook
• Follow us on Twitter: @AdNauseam_NYLS
5th Annual NYLS Sports Law Symposium
Co-sponsored by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy and Sports Law Society.
Friday, February 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
185 West Broadway, Events Center (W201)
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.
For CLE Material, CLICK HERE.
9 AM – Registration Opens
10 AM – 10:45 AM – PANEL: Breaking into Sports Law
Moderator: Ben Sturner – President/CEO, Leverage Agency
Panelists: David Soskin ‘08 – Associate Principal Counsel, ESPN
Ari Nissim – Formerly with the NY Jets
Lynnore Thames ’04 – Associate Director, ABC News Rights and Clearances and Permissions
Jason Belzer – President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – PANEL: Doping in the Olympics (1 CLE Credit)
Moderator: Darren Heitner – Partner, Wolfe Law Miami, P.A., Forbes.com contributor, founder of SportsAgentBlog.com
Panelists: Brian Socolow – Partner, Loeb and Loeb, LLP
Dan Mullin ‘92 – Senior Vice President of Investigations, Major League Baseball
TJ Quinn – Investigative Reporter, ESPN
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM – LUNCH
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Breakout Panels
1) Negotiating Tactics in Sports Law (1 CLE)
Professor Jodi Balsam – NYLS Professor, formerly with the NFL
2) State of the NCAA (1 CLE)
Moderator: Graham Spanier – President Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University
Panelists: Maurice Pianko-Intern Justice
Ben Haynes – Partner, Haynes and Associates; Director of Development, Collegiate Sports Advisors
Sam Porter ‘09 – Director of Basketball Operations, Exclusive Sports Group
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Endorsements and Social Media (1 CLE)
Moderator: Mark Conrad ‘81 – Director, Sports Business Specialization, Associate Professors, and Acting Chair at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business
Panelists: Dolores DiBella – Associate Attorney, NFL
David Fish ‘96 – NYLS adjunct professor, MMA Agent
Robert Raiola – CPA; Sports and Entertainment Group Manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP
Ankan Patel ‘06 – Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marketing and Sponsorship at Mastercard
4 PM – 5 PM – Keynote Speech: Darren Heitner – “Seeking Value in a Vastly Changing Talent Representation Business” (1 CLE)
5 PM – 6 PM – Networking Reception
$55 ($65 at the door) for attorneys (includes CLE’s)
$55 ($65 at the door) for attorneys and professionals not seeking CLE credits (No CLE credit)
$20 ($25 at the door) for outside students
Free for current NYLS students (with a valid school ID)
This CLE program has been approved for a maximum of three hours of CLE credit for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys. New York Law School offers tuition assistance for attorneys who may have difficulty attending CLE events due to cost considerations. Please visit: http://www.nyls.edu/academics/cle/tuition_assistance to see if you qualify.
For CLE Material, CLICK HERE.
IILP Presents: Movie Night, a screening of Downloaded
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
185 West Broadway, W320
In 1999, Shawn Fanning, John Fanning, and Sean Parker co-founded Napster, a peer-to-peer file-sharing service that allowed users to swap music files over the Internet. Though the music industry shunned it, ultimately suing Napster and its brethren out of existence, Napster’s impact on the way we conceive of receiving and sharing music is unmistakable.
Downloaded explores the advent of digital media sharing and the revolution that upended the music industry. The documentary showcases insight and commentary from various perspectives within the music industry, including artists, record labels, and the former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America.
Join us for a screening of Downloaded followed by a discussion led by Nyasha Foy ’12, IILP Postgraduate Fellow. Refreshments will be served.
To RSVP, please e-mail Naomi Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Fashion Law and Technology: 3D Printing and Its Legal Implications
Co-sponsored by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy and the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association (MEFLA).
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, Faculty and Staff Commons, 2nd Floor
3D printers allow individuals to print complicated parts and objects from design files that are accessible and easily shared via the Internet. While 3D printing presents economic and environmental advantages regarding the manufacturing and distribution of goods, there are concerns about such use and the scope and operation of intellectual property law. This program will address the increasing use of 3D printing in fashion and its legal implications regarding patent, copyright, and trademark law. The program will also address existing laws, whether they need to change, and whether additional laws are needed to encompass 3D printing. Attendees will see a live demonstration using a 3D printer, as well as objects rendered digitally and produced via 3D printers.
Kathryne E. Badura, External Relations Coordinator, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Francis Bitonti, Artist, Francis Bitonti Studio
Joseph M. Forgione, Attorney, Director of Trademark Enforcement, Gioconda Law Group PLLC
Michael Kelly, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon
Joseph F. Murphy, Attorney, Chair, New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), Fashion Law Subcommittee
*Panelists subject to change
Two transitional and nontransitional CLE credits (www.nyls.edu/alumni-and-giving/lifetime-learning/cle/)
To RSVP, please e-mail Naomi Allen at Naomi.Allen@nyls.edu by Friday, November 15, 2013.
The Laws of Magic
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m.
40 Worth St, SW930, 9th Floor
Law works around truth; magic works around deception. What ties the two together? In 2012, Gerard Bakardy showcased his illusion titled, “The Rose and Her Shadow” in a YouTube video and offered to reveal his secrets to viewers for $3,050. Magicians Penn and Teller, the creators behind “Shadows”, accused Bakardy of copyright infringement and filed lawsuit. How can this ongoing case be argued? Possible outcomes? Penn and Teller’s case could provide new protection for magicians against copycats. Bakardy argues that, like other magicians, he is using the basics of these tricks that shouldn’t be subject to copyright. How should magic be viewed through a legal perspective? What areas of law protect magicians and their secrets? Topics to discuss include:
- How does copyright protection work for magicians?
- How can magicians copyright their tricks and what are its limitations?
- What are some case laws for magic?
- The issue of pantomimes and unfair competition for magicians?
To RSVP, please e-mail Naomi Allen, email@example.com, by Monday, October 21, 2013
Aereo: Changing the Future of Television
Co-sponsored by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy, and Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute; the Federal Communications Bar Association – New York Chapter; the New York State Bar Association, EASL Section, Television and Radio Committee; and Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway, Auditorium
Why pay for public broadcast television when you can stream it online for free? Meet Aereo and FilmOn (formerly Aereokiller). For a fraction of the cost of your cable bill, you too can catch American Idol, Scandal, and your favorite Sunday football games from your very own rented antenna that captures and transmits the desired broadcast to your Internet-equipped device. Unlike Hulu or iTunes, Aereo and FilmOn don’t pay a penny in licensing fees to the major broadcasters for these transmissions. In response, the broadcasters have sued both companies, alleging infringement of the exclusive right to publicly perform the broadcasts. In the Second Circuit, an April decision allows Aereo to remain in business. But, in the Ninth and D.C. Circuits, federal judges enforced injunctions against FilmOn. What is in the future for Aereo and FilmOn? And what do the Circuits’ opinions mean for the future of television?
- Are Aereo and FilmOn innovative or illegal?
- What do the Second and Ninth Circuits’ interpretations of “public performance” mean for the future of broadcast-to-internet TV?
- How will the Aereo/FilmOn model impact other online TV streaming services?
Jonathan Band, policybandwidth
Howard Homonoff, Homonoff Media Group, LLC
Mary Ann Zimmer, Esq., Law Office of Mary Ann Zimmer
Moderated by Barry Werbin, Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Followed by Q&A with Alkiviades “Alki” David, CEO, FilmOn.tv Networks
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Naomi Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 7, 2013.