Protecting Trade Secrets in the Age of Social Media

04/17/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
While most employers today have implemented social media policies that govern such things as if and when employees may access social media during the workday and appropriate uses thereof, but many companies fall short in protecting their trade secrets and customer relationships or goodwill. Employees, especially younger ones, may unwittingly put their employers at risk simply by connecting with customers and/or vendors on LinkedIn, or by boasting about their latest achievements on Facebook or Twitter. Or they may be using social media intentionally to solicit customers or employees after termination. This program will address how employers can recognize and mitigate these risks without overreaching and subjecting themselves to liability. ...
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CLE - Managing Mismanagement: Fraud, Misconduct, and Conflicts of Interest in the Research Realm

04/17/2014 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Allegations converning fraud, misconduct, and conflicts of interest in connection with grants and clinical research frequently surface in the news. Such events can not only result in sanctions and lasting harm for the reputations of institutions and individual researchers; dealing with these issues costs time and money. Our panel of experts will examine the latest cases concerning fraud and misconduct, how to prevent them, and how to deal with them when they do occur....
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IP Strategies for a 3D Printable World

04/22/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
3D printing is shaping up to be a significant emerging technology that that will force us to rethink many aspects of Intellectual Property. This program will provide an overview of the state of additive manufacturing technologies, their applications, and the business environments in which they thrive. It will also look at the legal implications of this new technology and possible strategies for protect IP in a world where the line between the physical and the digital is becoming increasingly blurred....
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Filing and Prosecuting a Federal Trademark Application

04/24/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The second in the IP Basics Series, this workshop will focus on filing and prosecuting trademarks...
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Antitrust Counter-Attacks in Patent Litigation

05/15/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
This program will discuss the interplay between patent law and antitrust laws. In certain cases, clients involved patent lawsuits have use antitrust counter-attacks to their advantage. This program will discuss the types of antitrust counterclaims brought in patent suits and the use of antitrust concepts to change the narrative of a patent litigation. The presenter will also describe the practical aspects of coordinating patent and antitrust litigation and the strategic decisions litigants confront....
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CLE - Meet the Privacy Officers

05/16/2014 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Come spend the morning with this thoughtful, active group of Privacy Officers from the Boston area and beyond. You will hear about the challenges they face, how they spend their days and what they think about the future of privacy. You also will learn the latest in hot topics such as the “internet of things”, emerging issues in geolocation tracking and cybersecurity, and how their companies leverage the mobile ecosystem....
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Canadian Copyright Law in Evolution: What US Practitioners Need to Know

05/19/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Canadian copyright law is changing. In the past two years, a new act was adopted, introducing many controversial new provisions, and the Supreme Court of Canada rendered 6 important decisions. Yes, 2012-2013 were big years. For better and for worse. Attorney Lamothe-Samson will discuss what every US practitioner should know about Canadian copyright law, while drawing parallels and distinctions with US copyright law. Topics include:...
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CLE - Latest Developments in Intellectual Property Law at the Supreme Court

06/04/2014 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Attend this CLE to learn about the Court’s current and upcoming intellectual property-related docket in depth, and will discuss the effects of this blockbuster IP term in various industries, including especially the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and high-tech sectors. ...
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