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General Counsel Committee Event

Presented by the NVTC General Counsel Committee

May 31, 2013

Hot Issues in Intellectual Property Law: Essential Knowledge for Guiding Technology Companies

Please join the General Counsel Committee for an executive briefing on the hottest patent, copyright, and data rights issues affecting technology companies today. Our experts will brief you on issues you must know about to protect your company’s intellectual property and shelter your company from liability.

Our panel of experts will address:

  1. Patent eligibility: Is software still going to be patentable? Panelists will discuss the future of patents on computer-implemented inventions after the Federal Circuit’s en banc argument in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp.
  2. The America Invents Act: Lessons learned since implementation of the first-to-file regime and the new procedures for post-issuance challenges.
  3. Copyright: The potential application of the first sale doctrine to software and the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. on the importation of software distributed abroad.
  4. Intellectual Property Data Rights for Software and Technical Data: Could your sales to the U.S. Government lead to your intellectual property being lost to competitors through planned changes to the regulations governing technical data and computer software?
This event will be useful for not only general counsel, but also in-house counsel and senior executives at companies that rely on their intellectual property as part of their business model. Please invite anyone at your company who is charged with guiding intellectual property policy and practices. We hope you will join us to learn how your company will be affected, new techniques will be required to maximize protection, and new opportunities are being created through these changes in the IP landscape.


Brian Klock, Managing Partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Tom Blasey, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Exelis Inc.
Brian Buroker, Intellectual Property Litigation Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLC
Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement, Software & Information Industry Association
Justin Oliver, Partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Gold Sponsors: Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto; Gibson Dunn; Holland & Knight

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here.

The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA