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Save the Date: 17th Annual IP Year in Review

17th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 
Boston Marriott Long Wharf

Join the Intellectual Property Section for their premier event of the year! Learn what you need to know about the most important intellectual property cases and legislation of 2016. Panelists will cover patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
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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

    Keith E Toms

    McCarter & English, LLP

    (617) 449-6500

    Amanda Schreyer

    Sullivan & Worcester LLP

    (617) 338-2956

  • Computer and Internet Law Committee
    This committee covers areas including federal and state regulation, intellectual property, contracts, employment, civil and criminal litigation, corporate and business law, taxation, export control, finance, libel, privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, defamation, antitrust and international law, as well as technical standards and commercial protocols.

    Contact Information

    Ameen Haddad

    Oracle America, Inc.

    (617) 306-0199

    Pia Owens

    The MathWorks, Inc.

    (508) 647-7000

  • 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

    Hannah Joseph

    Beck Reed Riden LLP

    (617) 500-8660

    Julia Mathis

  • Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
    This is a joint committee between the Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections. 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 and before the International Trade Commission.

    Contact Information

    Stephen Bychowski

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1164

    Melissa Nott Davis

    Daniel A. Lev

    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

    (857) 706-1099

  • International Intellectual Property Law Committee
    This committee brings together practitioners and others concerned with the state of IP in multiple countries and pursuant to multinational accords. Areas covered include perfection and protection of IP rights, defenses against IP abuses, technology transfer and other licensing and venture transactions, as well as collateral affecting IP development and exploitation.

    Contact Information

    Shahid Hasan

    Burns & Levinson LLP

    (617) 345-3000

    Emilia Francesca Cannella

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7170

  • Life Sciences Committee
    This committee addresses the business and patent issues that arise in biotechnology, health care services, laboratory services, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

    Contact Information

    Mayssam Ali

    Sanofi, US

    (617) 252-7500

    Janine S Ladislaw

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1790

  • Privacy Law Committee
    This committee covers the full range of issues involved with the collection, use, sharing and securing of personal information, as relevant to Massachusetts-based entities. Areas covered include website and online privacy; information management practices; physical and system monitoring; healthcare, financial and other sector-specific privacy rules; international data collection and transfers; RFID and other tracking technologies; workplace privacy concerns; and new developments in privacy and compliance law and practice.

    Contact Information

    Kent D.B. Sinclair

    Sinclair Law LLC

    (781) 454-7208

    Mark E. Schreiber

    McDermott Will & Emery

    (617) 535-3982

    Ellen Marie Giblin

    Boston Children's Hospital

    (617) 3556000

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