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Protecting Intellectual Property and Driving Your Bottom Line in the Digital World


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October 20, 2011

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Central Standard Time


Vedder Price

222 N. LaSalle Street 22nd Floor Boardroom

Chicago, Illinois 60601

Doing Business on the Internet: Protecting Intellectual Property and Driving Your Bottom Line in the Digital World

Bonus! “First to invent” to “first to file”? An Update on the America Invents Act


8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Doing Business on the Internet: A Checklist for Building and Protecting Your Web Presence & What To Do When Trouble Strikes
  (Scott D. Barnett and William Voller III)
  • Choosing and protecting your name and domain name
  • Securing ownership of your website content
  • Best practices for preparing enforceable terms of use agreements and privacy policies
  • Protection of IP on social media websites
  • Alternative solutions to traditional IP enforcement
9:00 a.m. International Trade of Goods and Services over the Internet: Cost Effective Intellectual Property Tools and Legal Decisions
  (Alain Villeneuve)
  • Recent changes in gray market rules
  • Working with foreign distributors
  • Securing and using international trademark registrations
  • Is enforcement abroad really possible?
  • IP problems arising from foreign manufacturing
9:30 a.m.  The America Invents Act: The New Intellectual Property Landscape
  (Thomas J. Kowalski and Robert S. Rigg) 
  • Practical information on the switch to "first to file"
  • Changes to inter partes review under the patent statute
  • An end to false patent marking suits?


To register for webinar please contact Melissa Sierra at or +1 (312) 609-5062.


Robert S. Rigg