Firm Sponsors NECCA Program "Effectively Managing and Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property" on Wednesday, June 3rd

June 2009

James M. Smith, John L. DuPre, and Susan G. L. Glovsky will be leading a discussion on the current state of IP protection in this challenging economy and the best practices for managing IP rights in a cost-effective manner. Our panel of experienced IP attorneys will address the following topics:
  • What is Intellectual Property and what protects it (Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks)
  • Cost effective ways to protect Intellectual Property rights
  • When to choose one form of protection (Patent) over another (Trade Secret)
  • Can software still be protected with patents and what is the best way to do so (Impact of the Federal Circuit Bilski decision on the scope of patentable subject matter)
  • If a Company cannot afford to keep all of the patent protection it has, which ones should it maintain; the benefits and pitfalls in selling the rest?
  • Best practices for documenting rights and recordkeeping to preserve and protect rights for the future
  • Cost effective practices for trademark protection; the current international filing strategies to obtain comprehensive coverage for worldwide markets that cost less
 For more details on the event or to register for the event, go to www.necca.com.
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June 2009

James M. Smith, John L. DuPre, and Susan G. L. Glovsky will be leading a discussion on the current state of IP protection in this challenging economy and the best practices for managing IP rights in a cost-effective manner. Our panel of experienced IP attorneys will address the following topics:
  • What is Intellectual Property and what protects it (Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks)
  • Cost effective ways to protect Intellectual Property rights
  • When to choose one form of protection (Patent) over another (Trade Secret)
  • Can software still be protected with patents and what is the best way to do so (Impact of the Federal Circuit Bilski decision on the scope of patentable subject matter)
  • If a Company cannot afford to keep all of the patent protection it has, which ones should it maintain; the benefits and pitfalls in selling the rest?
  • Best practices for documenting rights and recordkeeping to preserve and protect rights for the future
  • Cost effective practices for trademark protection; the current international filing strategies to obtain comprehensive coverage for worldwide markets that cost less
 For more details on the event or to register for the event, go to www.necca.com.

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