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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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Special Announcement


Please note there will be no Intellectual Property Committee call on August 13th, 2014. Please join us on September 10, 2014 for the next Intellectual Property Committee call.


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Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Protecting Your Company?s Most Valuable Trade Secrets: Best Practices and Recent Statutory Developments

Joel Bush and John Moye, attorneys with extensive experience litigating trade secret matters, will provide a range of "practice pointers" for companies looking to protect their most valuable intellectual property-with a particular emphasis on best practices in implementing non-disclosure agreements. Using real-world examples, this Legal Quick Hit presentation will assist companies looking for practical guidance in preparing robust non-disclosure agreements (both for employees and third parties). The presentation will also discuss recent statutory developments in the trade secret area, particularly at the federal level-and how these statutes might bolster the protection already afforded by a non-disclosure agreement. Joel D. Bush III and John M. Moye, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Upcoming Webcast

New Trends with Online Trademark Enforcement

Oct 09 2014 12:00 PM ET On-Line CLE/CPD Program
On Demand 60 Minutes
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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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 ...

Open Source Software: A Practical Guide for In-House Counsel

Sep 2012 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This InfoPAK is intended to provide In-house counsel with a basic understanding of the fundamental issues surrounding open source software and the legal implications of its use and distribution in ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Tactics and Strategies Overview For Dealing with Non-Practicing Entities

Sep 2014 Top Ten
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Top Ten Tactics and Strategies Overview For Dealing with Non-Practicing Entities

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 ...

Fluid Trademarks: Dynamic Brand Identities for Dynamic Times

Aug 2013 QuickCounsel
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This QuickCounsel reviews some of the issues related to fluid marks and how in-house counsel can avoid some of the inherent risk.