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Kilpatrick Townsend LLP is the 2015 sponsor of ACC's Intellectual Property Committee.

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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: ACC IP Committee USPTO Day

Greetings ACC IP Committee Members, 

As part of the ACC "Meet the Regulator" series, the ACC Intellectual Property Committee would like to invite you to attend a meeting with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 11AM – 4PM EST (reception to follow from 4:30 - 5:30) in Alexandria, Virginia. This meeting will provide you with the exclusive opportunity to glean insights from the USPTO on issues at the forefront of every IP practitioner's mind. The "off-the-record" setting will allow you to participate in an array of discussions from patent quality initiatives to improvements in Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) examination processes. Committee sponsor, Kilpatrick Townsend, will be on hand to help walk members through some of the more technical aspects of the USPTO's guidelines and practices.

This meeting will take place at the USPTO's headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. If you are interested in attending, please click here to provide us with your information.  There is no cost to attend the event.  Attendance will be capped at 50 participants, so don't delay in securing your seat!

Questions? Please contact Paul Goatley at +1 202.349.1533 or Goatley@acc.com.

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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

What's Hot and What's Not: US Case Law Updates that Impact How you Draft and Structure Your Intellectual Property (IP) Licenses

As companies continue to battle NPE‰s and each other in various forums under the ever-shifting legal regime, IP licenses often offer the most viable path towards dispute resolution and profitability. As we await key decisions of our United States Supreme Court on pending cases, this interactive discussion will provide quick tips on avoiding problematic IP license provisions and best practices for drafting and structuring IP licenses in light of current case law developments. Kandace Watson, Partner, heads Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP‰s Patent and Technology Licensing Practice in the Southwestern United States.

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

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Upcoming Webcast

The US International Trade Commission Beyond Tech Patents: Fashion, Digital Downloads, Trademarks & Trade Secrets

Jun 09 2015 12:00 PM ET On-Line CLE/CPD Program
On Demand 60 Minutes
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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InfoPaks

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

Indemnity by Software Provider

Mar 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd addresses whether “indemnify” has the same legal implication as “defend and pay” in EULA negotiations with software providers.

Patent Invention Assignment Agreement

Mar 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted on the Intellectual Property Committee and Small Law Departments Committee eGroups, addresses the adoption of a patent invention ...

Limitation of Liability Clauses

Mar 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted on the Intellectual Property Committee and Corporate and Securities Law Committee eGroups, addresses how to negotiate a limitation ...