IP Issues in Social Media – April 12, 2011 Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
IP Issues in Social Media-
What’s New Today (It Will Be Different Tomorrow)

April 12, 2011

11:45am – 1:30pm

The Cincinnatian Hotel
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

Social Media Law is one of the most rapidly developing areas of practice in the intellectual property field. With the explosion of Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, a plethora of traditional intellectual property issues have been injected into an entirely new medium with little guidance on how those issues are to be treated. Like Internet Law before it, Social Media Law is evolving in real time, as the major players in this new industry innovate and change on the fly, forcing practitioners to stay closely tied to their every move lest they risk falling behind the curve. This panel discussion will highlight some of the current issues in Social Media Law, with the caveat that while the answers given may be right today, they may change tomorrow as the social media community continues to evolve.

The panel will be moderated by J. Michael Hurst (Of Counsel, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL) and will include:

• Steven W. Caldwell (Counsel – IP, The Procter & Gamble Company)
• Sarah Otte Graber (Partner, Wood, Herron & Evans LLP)
• Geoffrey L. Oberhaus (Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics


April 2010 Meeting – IP Issues in Business Transactions

IP Issues in Business Transactions

Date: April 13, 2010

Description: Intellectual property is increasingly becoming a focal point in various business transactions including mergers & acquisitions, private equity deals, venture capital and securitization. The business lawyer must become IP savvy and involve IP specialists at an early point to ensure that IP is transferred properly, is free from liens and, in some cases, to determine the strength or enforceability of intellectual property. The IP specialist may also provide input on the deal documents to the extent the provisions of those documents affect IP ownership and transfer. IP specialists, in turn, must learn to understand the mechanics and goals of the transaction so as to properly advise corporate counsel as to these matters. This panel will examine and discuss the role of the IP professional in a business transaction, and will touch on the various issues to be examined when preparing and executing a deal. The panel will examine issues related to intellectual property due diligence, chain of title, warranties/covenants related to IP, inter-party licensing issues, as well as touch on the different types of transactions and what role IP may play in those transactions. Panelists will provide expertise covering patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright, and will include perspectives from both in-house and outside counsel.

Panel Discussion including:

Courtney Laginess (Keating Muething and Klekamp)
Daniel Nesbitt (Hasse & Nesbitt)
Margaret Lawson (Taft)

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel – 601 Vine Street Cincinnati

LUNCH: Lunch is Included with Registration

CLE: 1 hour Ohio (applied for)

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

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