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Katie McCarthy and Bruce Baber to Present at PLI’s IP Enforcement and Litigation 2013 Seminar

28 Jan 2013

NEW YORK, January 28, 2013 — King & Spalding intellectual property partners Kathleen McCarthy and Bruce Baber will take part in the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “IP Enforcement and Litigation 2013: Civil and Criminal Update” seminar on February 1. The event, which will provide attendees with a comprehensive update on both civil and criminal enforcement efforts of intellectual property, will take place in New York and will also be available as a webcast.

McCarthy, who served as one of the events co-chair in 2012, has reprised that role for this year’s program. Having already played a key role in the planning of the event, she will also kick the seminar off with opening remarks and moderate a panel titled “Practical Advice on Stopping Blatant Infringements.” Specific topics of the discussion will include:

  • Trademark take-down do's and don'ts, including idiosyncrasies of various social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon stores and Pinterest
  • How best to attack Internet scams, phishing and fraudulent websites
  • Managing time, budget and expectations when faced with different types of infringement
  • Separating what's actionable from what can be ignored

Baber will provide an update on copyright enforcement at the program. The panel will outline recent case law developments and discuss how they pertain to issues such as:

  • Fair use: What is fair use and when is it a proper defense?
  • Grey market goods: Can brand owners control such imports or will the First Sale Doctrine rule?
  • The process of protecting computer software: When can it be copyrighted?

For more information about the program, click here.

Baber participates actively on behalf of a wide variety of clients in both jury and bench trials of patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement litigation matters, as well as adversarial patent, trademark and false advertising proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Since he began practice in 1979, Baber has represented many global and nationally-known U.S. companies in dozens of patent infringement, copyright infringement and trademark infringement, dilution and counterfeiting matters, as well as in a wide variety of false advertising disputes. He recently served as one of the lead trial counsel for Google Inc. in the landmark Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. copyright and patent infringement case in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

McCarthy has 24 years of experience in litigation and related counseling in U.S. and international trademark, copyright, false advertising, right of publicity, unfair competition and internet matters. She has first-chaired numerous trials and preliminary injunction hearings and has practiced in the federal courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and ICANN domain name arbitrations. In addition to litigation and contested matters, McCarthy also directs international and domestic trademark clearance and prosecution programs.

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