IP Lunches

IP Lunches are a monthly series bringing in practitioners and industry experts with a broad variety of experiences.

Upcoming IP Lunches

 

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Past IP Lunches

 

IP Lunch: Fashion Tech and the Law with Tim Hirsch of Gwynnie Bee

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion about innovative fashion technology with Tim Hirsch, VP Legal and General Counsel of Gwynnie Bee. Our speaker discussed how Gwynnie Bee is revolutionizing the retail space through its new subscription service for women’s clothing.

 

Graffiti Art and the Law with Professor Richard Chused

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Professor Richard Chused on his recent intellectual property scholarship entitled Moral Right: The Anti-Rebellion Graffiti Heritage of 5Pointz, a lengthy survey and analysis of the famous aerosol art complex at 5Pointz, its demolition, and the moral rights litigation that concluded with a large damage award against the developer who owns the site.

 

Personal Names as Fashion Brands with Matthew Asbell and George Sciarrino ’13 of Ladas & Parry

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Matthew Asbell and George Sciarrino ’13 on the IP implications of using personal names to refer to clothing designs and related products. Matthew and George discussed how this practice comes with concerns that designers and other companies should consider when starting or acquiring an eponymous brand.

 

Copyright Law and New Technology with Brad Greenberg of the U.S. Copyright Office

Monday, March 5, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Brad Greenberg, counsel for policy and international affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. Brad spoke on copyright law and new technologies, from the printing press to the Internet and beyond.

 

Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jim Charne ’79 on the roles of the parties that bring intellectual property to a video game development deal.

 

 

IP and Big Law with Dorian Slater Thomas of Frankfurt Kurnit

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Dorian Slater Thomas, an associate in the Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC. Dorian discussed his experiences as an intellectual property (“IP”) attorney, particularly at a big law firm as an associate in an IP group. Dorian also spoke on regulations and guidelines that govern IP outside of federal statutes, such as FTC guidelines, network guidelines, and SAG/AFTRA guidelines.

 

Trademark and Patent Law with James M. Silbermann of the USPTO

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with James M. Silbermann, a staff attorney in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). James discussed his work at the USPTO, including conducting investigations involving allegations of practitioner misconduct and moral character investigations of applicants requesting registration before the USPTO.

 

Fashion Law Transactions with Alexandra Badalamenti ’16 of IMG, an Endeavor Company

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Alexandra Badalamenti ’16, Attorney at IMG, an Endeavor company. Alexandra discussed her career path and responsibilities at IMG, including transactional work related to New York Fashion Week and IMG Models.

 

Fashion Law with Ava Farshidi, Counsel, David Yurman

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center hosted a discussion with Ava Farshidi, Counsel at David Yurman. Ava discussed her career path and responsibilities at David Yurman, and also gave advice on determining whether her area of law is a good fit for rising fashion lawyers.

 

 

Music Publishing with Leslie Greene of Atlas Music

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Leslie Greene on music copyrights, income streams, and the different responsibilities that are required of an in-house business affairs attorney working in a music company.

 

 

IP and Dance with Elena Paul of Alvin Ailey

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Elena Paul on the role of intellectual property law in dance and the performing arts, including dance and performing arts films.

 

 

 

IP Licensing with Ricardo Yoselevitz of Seltzer Licensing

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Ricardo Yoselevitz on the basics of brand licensing, the benefits and risks of licensing out and licensing in, and the different business models that exist in licensing today.

 

 

Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jim Charne ’79 on the roles of the parties that bring intellectual property to a video game development deal.

 

 

 

IP and E-Commerce with Viviana Mura of Luxottica

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Viviana Mura on intellectual property considerations for e-commerce in the fashion industry.

 

 

 

Timothy Rooney on Patent and Trademark Law 

Tuesday, October 1, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Timothy Rooney on investigating allegations of practitioner misconduct and evaluating patent and trademark matter applications at the USPTO.

 

 

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Brand Protection Strategies with Victoria Loughery ’08 of the NFL 

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Victoria Loughery ’08 on her role in managing the intellectual property strategy and enforcement activities of the NFL and its Member Clubs.

 

 

IP & Start Ups with Mark Baghdassarian ’99 of Kramer Levin

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Mark Baghdassarian ’99, where he spoke to students about intellectual property basics and the different considerations for technology start ups.

 

 

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Video Game Law with Ryan Morrison ’13

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Ryan Morrison ’13, where he spoke to students about how to break into the entertainment industry, what skill sets will separate them from other young attorneys, and how to best prepare for the international aspects of online legal work.

 

“Soft” IP/Trademark Law with Karl Zielaznicki ’87 of Troutman Sanders

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W520

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Karl Zielaznicki ’87, where he discussed the many facets of being a “soft” IP attorney.  Karl discussed the scope and operation of trademark law, as well as internet law, domain name and AdWords, virtual trademark use, and bankruptcy.

 

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Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jim Charne ’79, where he spoke about the roles of the parties that bring intellectual property to a video game development deal.

 

 

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Jennifer Harchick and Timothy Rooney of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a panel discussion with Jennifer Harchick and Timothy Rooney, where they spoke about their work as staff attorneys in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the USPTO.

 

Michael Sander of Docket Alarm, Inc.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:45pm – 2pm, Room W402

Michael Sander is the Founder and CEO of Docket Alarm, Inc., a legal research and analytics company based in New York City.  Docket Alarm’s mission is to bring order to unstructured legal information to support legal decision making.  Docket Alarm’s focus has initially been directed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a relatively new court that adjudicates challenges to patent validity.  Docket Alarm has grown to include several dozen AMLaw100 firms as customers, and aggressively pursues new types of legal analytics across a variety of jurisdictions.

 

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Alexander Stark ’14

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

Alex Stark received his J.D. from New York Law School, magna cum laude, in 2014 where he was Executive Online Editor for the New York Law School Law Review. Currently, Alex is an Associate in the corporate department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP.

 

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Daniel Nazer of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420  

Daniel Nazer is a Staff Attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s intellectual property team.

 

 

 

Jim Charne

Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room

Jim Charne ’79 has a solo practice in Santa Monica, CA at the intersection of intellectual property, entertainment, technology, music, and commerce.

 

 

 

Patent Lunch

The Honorable Faith Hochberg

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

We were honored to host Judge Faith Hochberg, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Judge Hochberg is nationally recognized for her expertise in patent law.

 

 

Mindy Bickel

Mindy Bickel of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12pm – 1:30pm

For our inaugural Patent Law Lunch, Mindy Bickel, Ph.D. spoke about practice before the USPTO, including opportunities for current students and recent graduates.