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Kilpatrick Townsend LLP is the 2014 sponsor of ACC's Intellectual Property Committee.

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If you ever have any questions/concerns about the IP Committee, please contact your ACC liaison Julien Valliorgues.

The Intellectual Property (IP) Committee provides resources and a voice for in-house counsel who work to protect, acquire and enforce corporate IP rights. The committee provides information on key IP topics, including trademark protection on the Internet and copyright issues in the digital age.

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Upcoming Meeting

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM ET, 6:15 PM GMT


Government Funded Research and Development: Issues and Strategies for In-House Counsel

Oct 2014 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This InfoPAK provides a primer to assist corporate counsel in recognizing issues related to government funded research and practical tips for managing the many related requirements and obligations.

Best Practices for Intellectual Property Licensing: Addressing the Rights Granted and Assets Covered in Patent, Copyright, Trade Secret, and Trademark Licenses

Aug 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This InfoPAK is not a comprehensive analysis of Intellectual Property licensing, but rather, it is a discussion of the best practices and recent developments in intellectual property licensing. The ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Quick Counsel - Software Work for Hire

Sep 2014 QuickCounsel
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The purpose of this article is to summarize and provide context for some of the key issues raised by "work for hire" language in software development contracts, and to review some alternative mechanisms ...

Tactics and Strategies Overview For Dealing with Non-Practicing Entities

Sep 2014 Top Ten
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
With no end to the current non-practicing entities (NPEs) practices visible in the immediate future, companies that are approached by NPEs should consider a variety of strategies regarding how to ...

License to Use Associated with a Sale

Nov 2013 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted on the Intellectual Property and Small Law Department eGroups, addresses issues arising from contract clauses granting Buyer a license to ...