This section draws experienced IP lawyers, transactional attorneys and litigators in private practice, as well as in-house lawyers at businesses, educational and research institutions and government agencies. Discussions and programming cover all facets of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Intellectual Property Law Committees

  • Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
    This committee provides resources for lawyers who represent clients in the arts, in entertainment and in associated industries, including visual artists, writers, publishers, film and TV producers, songwriters, music producers and publishers, performing artists and those involved in other creative pursuits.

    Contact Information

    Sara Halton

    Reebok International Ltd

    (857) 4432588

    Kathryn D. Stone

    Prince Lobel Tye LLP

    (617) 456-8000

  • Intellectual Property Basics Committee
    The IP Basics Committee offers programming on beginner and intermediate topics in IP, based on the core topics of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Licensing, and supplemented by other relevant, appropriate topics.

    Contact Information

    Michael Abramson

    Holland & Knight LLP

    (617) 854-1458

    Hannah Joseph

    Beck Reed Riden LLP

    (617) 500-8660

    Valentina Bernhardy

    WGBH Educational Foundation

    (702) 321 5350

  • Intellectual Property Law Committee
    This committee brings together lawyers from diverse IP law fields, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and transfer of technology, know-how and publicity rights law.

    Contact Information

    Timothy M. Murphy

    Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

    (617) 443-9292

    Jed Gordon

    McDermott Will & Emery

    (617) 535-4000

  • Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
    This committee provides education concerning the enforcement of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets rights, as well as the defense of those accused of infringing on such rights, in federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the USPTO.

    Contact Information

    Gregory S. Bombard

    Duane Morris LLP

    (857) 488-4235

    Margaret E. Ives

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-4907

  • International Intellectual Property Law Committee
    This committee develops programming concerning IP law developments outside the United States. In particular, the committee liaises with foreign counsel and IP experts outside the United States to develop programming for the BBA with a local law perspective.

    Contact Information

    Emilia Francesca Cannella

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7170

    Carrie Webb Olson

    Day Pitney LLP

    (617) 345-4767

  • Internet & Technology Law Committee
    This committee covers information technology topics including software licensing, cybersecurity, data protection and sharing, free speech on the Internet, and legal issues related to cloud computing.

    Contact Information

    Sally L. Byrne

    Sally Byrne LLC

    (617) 584-4755

    Peter F. McLaughlin

    Burns & Levinson LLP

    (857) 287-313

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.