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  1. How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Outsourcing

    How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Outsourcing

    Thinking about outsourcing? Take a deep breadth and you may want sit down till the thought passes. Many outsourcing arrangements fail for a variety of reasons and even when they succeed the costs incurred may be more than the costs saved. One of the biggest risks is protecting your intellectual property (“IP”) when it is outsourced. There are no silver bullets that will guarantee protection. Read more

  2. Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring – 15 Feb 2012

    Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring – 15 Feb 2012

    Andrew will speak about the IP issues surrounding outsourcing at a webinar sponsored by Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL),  on February 15, 2012 at noon EST. The program is intended for:
    • Buyers of legal outsourcing services – law firm partners, counsels, IP counsel and practitioners based in the US, UK and other markets;
    • Service Providers of legal outsourcing services – LPO executives, emerging LPOs from vendor locations in Asia, Africa, UK/Europe, America and others; and
    • Investors, Software Vendors, Researchers, Academicians and other interested stake holders of LPO industry.
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  3. Presentation at MENG Chapter on Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property from Online Infringement

    Presentation at MENG Chapter on Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property from Online Infringement

    Andrew will speak at a MENG (Marketing Executives Networking Group) NY chapter meeting on Tuesday evening February 7, 2012, on protecting your intellectual property from new forms of online infringements and brand attacks. The transcript of the talk is here. This is an outline of some of what he will cover. Andrew will discuss why global infringement is a increasing and what brand owners can do to combat it. Read more

  4. Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Below is the transcript of my January 26, 2012, webinar presentation sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group focusing on protecting intellectual property here and abroad from new forms of online infringement and brand attacks. But first a word of warning. My talk runs for about 45 minutes and therefore this is a long post. Here is a quick overview of what I cover. Read more

  5. Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

      Andrew will speak at a webinar on January 26, 2012 at 10:00 am sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group on protecting your IP in the US and abroad from new forms of online infringements and brand attacks. Andrew will begin by discussing three reasons why global infringement is a growing and what governments and copyright holders are doing here, in Europe and China to combat it. Read more

  6. Why It’s Difficult to Predict the Amount of Statutory Damages Plaintiff Will Be Awarded in Copyright Litigation-Revised Version

    Why It’s Difficult to Predict the Amount of Statutory Damages Plaintiff Will Be Awarded in Copyright Litigation-Revised Version

              Mastering Rubik’s Cube may be easier. Predicting the amount of statutory damages that will be awarded in copyright infringement litigation continues to confound attorneys on both sides of the fence. Why? Here are some reasons. But first a few words of explanation.  I originally wrote this post in April of 2010. I decided to update it after some of the cases I mentioned went through further appeals and retrials.  Read more

  7. UMG v. Veoh Makes the DMCA Safe Harbor Even Safer. What Will the 2d Circuit Do in Viacom?

    UMG v. Veoh Makes the DMCA Safe Harbor Even Safer. What Will the 2d Circuit Do in Viacom?

    The safe harbor created by Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) may now be an Internet service provider’s Bali Hai. That’s because on December 20, 2011, the Ninth Circuit held in UMG v. Veoh that a webhost will only lose its safe harbor immunity under this section if it has specific knowledge of infringing content on its site and fails to take down that content. Read more

  8. Guidelines for Authors When Drafting Publishing Agreements and Protecting Their Intellectual Property From Infringement

    Guidelines for Authors When Drafting Publishing Agreements and Protecting Their Intellectual Property From Infringement

    Authors: want some help in protecting your works? Here is the text of a talk I will give to the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on November 17 on how authors can protect their intellectual property. This post is long and ignores conventional wisdom that blog readers stop reading after 1,000 words. But you may find some useful tips here. Read more

  9. Webinar on How Authors Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

    Webinar on How Authors Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

    Andrew will present a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on Thursday November 17, 2011 at noon EST on how authors can protect their works, negotiate favorable publishing agreements and protect those works, including  ebooks,  from Internet piracy. The webinar is the third in a 3-part series. The other two will focus on How to Write and Publish Your Book and Twitter and Blog Creation and Strategy. Read more

  10. BNA Program on Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods

    BNA Program on Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods

      Andrew will moderate a webinar on Wednesday October 26,2011, sponsored by BNA entitled Alternatives Now Available to Copyright and Trademark Owners to Combat Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods: Recent First Sale and Related Litigation. The 90-minute program will focus on recent 9th and 2d Circuit cases involving the clash between the first sale doctrine and Section 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act barring the importation of goods made abroad without the copyright holder’s consent. Read more

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