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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 Comittee, 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 Teleconference Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM GMT
Legal Quick Hit (Webcast presentation during the meeting)

How to Wrangle A Fluid Trademark

Many brand owners are defying the conventional wisdom that a trademark should be used in the same static format consistently over a long period of time. They have adopted fluid trademarks that are not presented consistently but are instead intentionally dynamic and interactive to connect with consumers. Kilpatrick Townsend partner Lisa Pearson offers practical advice and best practices to ensure that the adoption and use of such fluid marks will enhance trademark rights, not destroy them. Lisa Pearson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend

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Upcoming Webcast

Monetizing Large Judgements and Arbitration Awards

April 24th, 2014 9:00 AM EST, 1:00 PM GMT

Presented by ACC's Litigation Committee and Kobre & Kim LLP

As the value of judgments and arbitration awards coming out of large-scale litigation continues to rise, so does the challenge of enforcing them. Sophisticated judgment debtors today often hold assets protected in a variety of structures in offshore financial centers around the world, which create challenging roadblocks to efficient and prompt recovery that can only be overcome with the right tools and strategies.

In this webcast, a group of internationally based attorneys, experienced in enforcing high value judgments and recovering hidden assets will share their first-hand insights into the international judgment enforcement and asset recovery process. The panel discussion will include analysis of effective asset tracing, utilizing specific legal tools available in the U.S., Europe, Asia and offshore jurisdictions as well as the alternative fee structures available to minimize costs and risks.

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Upcoming Webcast

Inter Partes and Covered Business Method Reviews: Lessons from the First Year and a Half

May 13 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

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.

Patent Licensing Considerations

Aug 2013 QuickCounsel
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
This QuickCounsel touches on those issues that are fundamental to most patent licenses and should at least be considered in the context of a patent license negotiation.