IP and Other Issues for Start-Ups

05/09/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The program will provide an overview of the key legal needs of most startups and ways to help them prepare for a successful launch without overtaxing their limited resources. The program will focus on the strategic use and protection of intellectual property rights, licensing and technology agreements, incorporation and formation, and capitalization....
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Winning Strategies for Patent Jury Trials

05/03/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Understanding jurors’ decision-making processes in patent cases is critical to a party’s success at trial. This experienced panel will discuss the key issues that determine how jurors make verdict determinations, strategies for effectively communicating highly technical and scientific concepts to jurors, and techniques for enhancing or mitigating jury damages awards in patent cases....
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Trade Secrets & Global Propertization of Information

04/27/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Please join us for a review of the current global landscape for protecting valuable information, how we got here and where we are going by a participant for forty years in pan-IP and commercial transactions, litigation and state, national and international law development....
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Trademark Portfolio Maintenance: In-House and Outside Counsel Perspectives

04/25/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Have you ever been interested in maintaining a full trademark portfolio for a client, or working in-house as trademark counsel? Get perspectives and practical advice from both in-house and private practices in this area....
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Music Law Basics – A Survey of Music Law

04/24/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This program will address the business and legal issues associated with the music industries, including choice-of-entity, intellectual properties, the structure and customs of the music industries, litigation trends and practice tips....
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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Forum

03/28/2018 - 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Want to know the latest in blockchain and cryptocurrency? This forum is a chance for beginners and experts alike to learn about the applications of this technology and where it may be going in the near future....
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Trademark Selection and Protection – The Basics

03/26/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This program will provide insight on how to select a strong brand and steps to be taken to maintain value in a brand, including the selection process, the basics of registration, proper trademark use and policing to ensure long-term validity of your brand....
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All About Cloud

03/06/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide an introductory overview of various cloud services, including the traditional public cloud models (i.e., SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) as well as more recent cloud-branded models such as data-based advertising technology (a.k.a. AdTech) and marketing technology (a.k.a. MarTech)....
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Trademark Law for Patent Litigators/Patent Law for Trademark Litigators

02/28/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a primer on both trademark and patent law while highlighting important differences....
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Introduction to Trade Secrets

02/23/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The program provides an overview of trade secret law and teaches lawyers how to counsel clients in protecting their trade secrets against misappropriation....
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European Patent Oppositions for US Lawyers

02/16/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this session, we will break down the European patent opposition process from a U.S. perspective. We will discuss differences and similarities between European oppositions and U.S. post-grant proceedings, the interplay between oppositions and national litigation, and strategies for effectively deploying oppositions as part of a global patent strategy....
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Don’t Let Open Source Be a Deal Breaker in Your Transaction: The Impact of Open Source Software on Transactions

02/14/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
From the GNU Public License (GPL) to the Chicken Dance License, join us for a brown-bag lunch and learn the risks associated with open source software (OSS), and how to manage those risks in the context of mergers, acquisitions, financing, insurance and other transactions, as well as in your day-to-day business....
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Contracts in Sports and Entertainment: Athlete and Artist Agreements

02/06/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Learn tips for drafting and negotiating contracts in the sports and entertainment field....
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Tackling Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement in the Commonwealth

01/30/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Panelist Senator Lesser will discuss the proposed Massachusetts Senate Bill S.128, its origins and potential limitations, other similar bills pending in the Massachusetts House and Senate, and the remaining obstacles to becoming a law that the bill may face....
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18th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review

01/25/2018 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section for the premier IP law event of the year....
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The Future of Legal Technology Webinar

12/06/2017 - 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Learn about the fundamentals of cloud computing for lawyers and the ethical considerations you should make when evaluating software for your firm....
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Social Media - Everyday Legal Issues

12/06/2017 - 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Some of the greatest challenges today for in-house counsel involve counseling internal clients about what can and cannot be said and be done on social media. At this program, in-house counsel, outside counsel and public relations experts will discuss real life examples of how social media issues arise and are solved within their organizations. They will discuss issues such as corporate reputation, intellectual property rights, employee engagement, disclosures and policies on social media. The program will begin with a networking breakfast at 8:00 am with the panel discussion beginning promptly at 8:30 am ...
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Data Breach Incident Response for Small & Medium Sized Law Firms and Companies

11/30/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
As data breaches occur with growing frequency, knowing how to respond to cybersecurity incidents is increasingly important. Join us to learn how!...
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POSTPONED: You Never Write, You Never Call: Conflicts Arising from Dormant Representations

11/20/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In several recent cases, firms have grappled with conflicts arising between past and former clients and have struggled to define exactly when representation ends....
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Licensing Agreements

11/15/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a comprehensive seminar on licensing in intellectual property. Topics will include: Terms used in licensing agreements; typical provisions and rights involved in licensing agreements; how provisions may vary depending on the type of IP; and more. ...
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CLE - Intellectual Property Portfolio Management

11/13/2017 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Learn about successful strategies for managing your intellectual property portfolio....
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The Fashion Industry – Trends Impacting Your Intellectual Property

10/11/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for an interactive presentation where we provide an overview of the different types of Intellectual Property protection available to brand owners in the fashion industry....
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IP Basics Workshop: Copyright Law

10/10/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of copyright litigation....
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Cybersecurity: Compliance Processes and Audit Tools for the Non-Expert Lawyer

10/03/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for a discussion of current cybersecurity threats and the role of lawyers and compliance officers in mitigating risks of cybersecurity incidents....
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Intellectual Property Protection and Exploitation of Fictional Characters

09/29/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for an overview of the most important cases addressing the protection of fictional characters using copyright, trademark, and publicity law....
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Patent Venue After TC Heartland: What We’ve Learned So Far

09/27/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland was transformational with respect to venue for patent litigation. Since the decision, district courts have offered competing views on the ramifications of the decision. This panel will cover three areas for practitioners dealing with the fallout....
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Patent Law

09/12/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for the first session of the Intellectual Property Basics Workshop Series! This Program will cover the basics of Patent Law as it pertains to the practice of law in the US....
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9th Symposium on Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets: 190th General Court Bills, Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act “Preemption”?

06/13/2017 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the substance of and differences between the bills and the reasons and possible reconciliation, as well as the role of the proposed UTSA in view of the DTSA....
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Conflicts Issues for Intellectual Property Practitioners

06/07/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a discussion on recent case law addressing conflicts issues that commonly arise in the IP context....
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Computer Science and Engineering 101 for Lawyers

06/06/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for an overview of computer science and engineering concepts in language that lawyers can understand to enable better communication of legal and business issues....
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IP Cases Before the Supreme Court This Term

05/24/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Come hear about the issues and implications of the intellectual property cases before the Supreme Court this term....
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Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference Registration

05/24/2017 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
The Boston Bar Association’s inaugural Privacy Conference will bring together attorneys from private practice and in-house legal departments to network and discuss key topics and trends in privacy and cybersecurity. ...
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