Breakfast with a Purpose: Eliminating Racial Bias from the U.S. Criminal Justice System [ABA Midyear Meeting 2017]

This week the American Bar Association is hosting its 2017 Midyear Meeting in Miami, FL. The events start on January 1st and continue through January 7th, featuring various activities taking place across multiple hotels in the downtown Miami area. I’m honored to be attending this year’s meeting as a Young Lawyer Fellow with the Section…

How I Graduated From Law School With A Job – Episode #11 – Anna Romanskaya

“How I Graduated From Law School With A Job” is a YouTube interview series where Franklin Graves interviews practicing attorneys to share their story and answer the ultimate question… how to got a job after law school! On this episode, we have San Diego, CA, attorney Anna Romanskaya who is a Partner with Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP, where she represents…

Copyright Battles Over The Internet Of Things (IoT) [ABA Landslide Cross-Post]

At this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the Internet of Things took over the show floors—pushing aside 3D printers and pulling ears away from Sony’s hi-res audio initiative. The Internet of Things, or IoT abbreviated, is all about leveraging wireless technologies to enhance the interoperability of objects and items that consumers interact with on a daily basis. Single-use coffee pods, cars, smoke detectors, power outlets, light bulbs, and more have all been transformed to communicate both with each other on a local level and across networks miles apart.

#IPLSpring CLE Preview: The Blonde, the Red Shoe, the Round-Cornered Rectangles: Debating the Frontiers of Trade Dress Law

With trade dress being a hot topic in the news recently, you know the 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, VA would have an entire CLE session devoted to the topic! “The Blonde, the Red Shoe, the Round-Cornered Rectangles: Debating the Frontiers of Trade Dress Law” CLE session will take place on Thursday, April 4th, from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM in Salons I and II of the Arlington Ballroom.

#IPLSpring CLE Preview: From the Inside Looking Out: An In-House Counsel Perspective on US International Trade Commission Investigations

Credit: U.S. International Trade CommissionWait! Don’t leave! One of the capstone CLE events of the 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, VA this year covers the topic of Section 337 investigations. The CLE session will take place on Friday, April 5th, from 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM in Salon IV of the Arlington Ballroom. Plus, the program is eligible for ethics credit!

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 is used most often in the area of intellectual property to prohibit the unfair methods of competition or other unfair acts in the importation of goods into the United States. Claims include allegations of patent infringement and trademark infringement by imported goods.

#IPLSpring CLE Preview: Copyright: Copyright Infringement in Patent Prosecution: Might Your Firm Be the Next Litigation Target?

We are less than a week away from the ABA’s 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, VA! There will be over 30 Continuing Legal Education credit sessions, some eligible for ethics credit, in addition to multiple networking events. I will be covering one of the sessions on Copyright called “Copyright Infringement in Patent Prosecution: Might Your Firm Be the Next Litigation Target?” at 8:30 AM in the Arlington Salons 5 and 6.

NEXT STOP: #IPLSpring

Be on the look out for future updates related to the American Bar Association’s 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference because I am now an official Law Student Reporter!  I was informed this week that I was selected to participate in the ABA’s Law Student Action Group’s reporters program. This spring will mark the third anniversary of the program which sends students to Arlington, VA to cover the three-day conference across blogs and social media. The conference kicks off Wednesday, April 3rd and runs through Friday, April 5th.