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Speaking Engagement

27th Annual All Hands Meeting

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 8:00 am PDT - Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 5:00 pm PDT

Speaking Engagement

27th Annual All Hands Meeting

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 8:00 am PDT

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​​​On October 29, 2015, Fish Principals Gus Coldebella (Boston) and Lisa Greenwald-Swire (Silicon Valley) will present at the 27th Annual All Hands Meeting in Santa Clara, CA.

The All Hands Meeting is a unique, multifaceted and affordable annual event tailored to the special needs of in-house professionals whose companies rely upon intellectual property. Scores of cutting-edge CLE presentations address the spectrum of legal, regulatory and ethical issues this community faces on a daily basis. Ivy Associates presents the annual All Hands Meeting in coordination with the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel, an association of chief legal officers from more than one hundred leading technology and life science companies.
 
More information can be found on the conference site here.
 
Advanced IP Track
3:30pm-4:30pm
TTAB Year in Review: Latest Developments

Lisa Greenwald-Swire, Fish & Richardson
Shannon King, Chevron Corporation
Ron Sarian, eHarmony, Inc.
Denise Yee, Visa

This panel will take a closer look at some of most talked-about cases in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) over the past year. Panelists will discuss key decisions since 2014 and provide best practices for brand owners and trademark applicants. Topics discussed during the panel will include:

  • The Supreme Court’s recent decision in B & B Hardware regarding the preclusive effect of TTAB decisions.
  • Two key disparagement cases concerning the marks REDSKINS and THE SLANTS.
  • Cases addressing genericness, distinctiveness, and descriptiveness.
  • Cases addressing likelihood of confusion and dilution claims.
  • Cases addressing fraud claims and the use of sanctions.
  • Precedential procedural and evidentiary decisions.
Corporate and Regulatory Track
9:00am-10:00am
Country vs. Company: How In-House Counsel Can Prepare For and Respond to the Most Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Gus Coldebella, Fish & Richardson
Sean Newell, United States Department of Justice, National Security Division, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section

OPM. Sony. Anthem. Each of these attacks was reportedly carried out by a nation-state actor or by an attacker with nation-state ties. When countries target companies instead of other countries, must the company always lose? What measures can in-house counsel take to ward off such attacks? What can we do about the secondary effects of such attacks, including regulatory scrutiny and litigation? And what government resources are available if your company is the victim?

 
 

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