IP Counsel is a monthly legal podcast covering the latest information about intellectual property including patents, trademarks and copyright issues from a legal perspective in any business sector.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Golan v. Holder Decision
On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes returning guest, Mary Wong, Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, to discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Golan v. Holder. The Golan decision upheld a law that restored copyright protection to foreign works that were once in the public domain and makes clear that Congress has broad discretion with regard to copyright and other intellectual property protection. Peter and Mary discuss the procedural history of the case and the significance of the decision.
2011 Intellectual Property Year in Review and Outlook for 2012 - Part II: Trademarks
Attorney Peter Lando, host of IP Counsel and partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes John Welch, Of Counsel with Lando & Anastasi, to discuss important trademark cases and issues of 2011 that may continue well into the new year. Peter and John discuss the high profile trademark battle between designers, Christian Louboutin and Yves St. Laurent, over a trademark for the color red for shoe soles; the trademark "bullying" report from the U.S. Commerce Department; recent happenings regarding fraud at the USPTO; the latest cases interpreting the trademark statute on dilution by blurring; and the effect of the recent launch of generic TLD’s on trademark owners.
2011 Intellectual Property Year in Review and Outlook for 2012 – Part I: Patents
IP Counsel host, Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Craig Smith, partner at Lando & Anastasi, to discuss important patent cases and court decisions in 2011 from the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit covering a wide range of issues, including patentable subject matter, inventor rights, inducement of patent infringement, damages, and inequitable conduct. Peter and Craig also discuss major cases on the dockets of the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit in 2012 that will be followed closely by practitioners and the business community.
Inside the America Invents Act
On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Mike Crosby, Intellectual Property Counsel at Saint-Gobain Corporation in Worcester, MA, to discuss important aspects of the new United States Patent Statute, the America Invents Act, which is the most significant revision of the U.S. patent laws in over 50 years! Peter and Mike take a look at the new pre- and post-grant review procedures and discuss strategic considerations involved in using them.
Space Law and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Matt Kleiman, an expert in Space Law and Corporate Counsel for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc, to explore extraterritoriality and the development of space law with regard to enforcement of intellectual property rights. Peter and Matt discuss the growth of the commercial space industry, the development of international space law, and jurisdictional issues that may arise as related intellectual property rights are created and enforced.
Confidential communications and agreements in the context of business relations.
On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Jeff Powers, Intellectual Property Counsel for Bausch+Lomb, to discuss best practices in managing the exchange of confidential information. Peter and Jeff discuss the timeline for identifying and controlling the disclosure of confidential information. They note that agreements address only one aspect of a business relationship; agreements do not solve all issues related to information exchange.
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