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Kilpatrick Townsend LLP is the 2015 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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Post Alice Aftermath - The Death of Hundreds of Thousand US Patents

In 2014, the Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int‰l. After this decision, an unprecedented number of patents have been invalidated in the courts and patent applications that were allowable are no longer allowable. This discussion provides an overview of the aftermath of Alice, in the courts and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.). It also provides an overview of the current test that is used by the U.S.P.T.O. to determine patent eligibility in the computer arts. Patrick Jewik, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton


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

Protecting Your Trade Secrets: Best Practices for Securing Information With New and Departing Employees

Aug 2015 QuickCounsel
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This Quick Counsel provides an overview of a threat every company is facing today – the risks posed by the theft of company trade secrets and confidential information in the employment setting.

Top Ten: Navigating an Inter Partes Review by an Activist Investor

Aug 2015 Top Ten
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This Top Ten addresses how activist investors have been utilizing the new inter partes review (IPR) process from the American Invents Act (AIA) to put pressure on stock prices of public companies ...

Ownership Language in IP Contracts

Jun 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted on the Intellectual Property and Small Law Department eGroup*, seeks Member feedback on IP contract provisions regarding the ...