Speaking Engagements
  1. The Art of the Deal: Successfully Negotiating Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions

    The Art of the Deal: Successfully Negotiating Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions

     

    Andrew, joined by his colleagues Mark Grossman and Don Prutzman, will speak at the firm on Thursday morning January 24, 2013, on the art of the deal: how to negotiate intellectual property and technology transactions. The seminar will examine the difficult legal and business issues that often arise in software, copyright and trademark licenses, cloud computing and technology agreements.

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  2. Andrew to Speak on July 10 at Webinar Sponsored by GOAL About ICANN’s New gTLDs

    Andrew to Speak on July 10 at Webinar Sponsored by GOAL About ICANN’s New gTLDs


     
    I will speak at a GOAL (Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers) webinar on July 10, 2012 re one of the  most significant changes to the Internet, ICANN’s expansion of the namespace to include an unlimited new number of generic top-level domains (gTLDS) in any language.
    I will cover the following:
    a. Who applied for a gTLD  and why
    b.

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  3. Andrew Berger to Speak at Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Brand Protection

    Andrew Berger to Speak at Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Brand Protection


     
    Andrew will speak to the Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Tuesday evening March 26, 2012 on How Brands May Protect Themselves Against New Forms of Online Attacks and Infringements. Information about the program is here.

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  4. Andrew to Moderate Internet Hot Topics Discussion at the ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference in D.C.

    Andrew to Moderate Internet Hot Topics Discussion at the ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference in D.C.


    Andrew will moderate a panel discussion at the ABA Litigation Section’s Annual Conference in D.C.  The topic will be “Internet and Social Media in the Forefront: Current Hot Issues and Developments.” The program will take place on Thursday April 19, 2012 between 3-4 pm.
    Speakers with be Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at American University Law School; David Perrot, Research Director at Decisionquest; Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc.; and Mozelle Thompson, former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission and CEO of Thompson Strategic Consulting.

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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. PLI Seminar on November 1 on the First Sale Doctrine after Wiley v. Kirtsaeng

    PLI Seminar on November 1 on the First Sale Doctrine after Wiley v. Kirtsaeng

     
    Andrew will be a panelist in a webinar on November 1 sponsored by PLI dealing with the tension between Sections 109(a) and 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act following the Second Circuit’s decision in John Wiley v. Kirtsaeng. Other panelists are William Dunnegan who represented John Wiley in this case and John T. Mitchell.
    Sections 109 and 602 are in tension because they lead to opposing results.  Section 109, the first sale doctrine, provides that a copyright holder loses control over the distribution of goods once the holder makes a first sale.

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  11. Meng Virtual Chapter Presentation on Brand Protection on Social Media On October 12

    Meng Virtual Chapter Presentation on Brand Protection on Social Media On October 12

     
    Andrew will speak to the Marketing Executive Network Group (“Meng”) Virtual Chapter at noon on October 12, 2011 on how brands can protect themselves on social media. The Meng Virtual Chapter has over 270 marketing executives in 35 states and in 10 countries around the world.
    Andrew will discuss the new online challenges that brand owners face and how they can deal with them.

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  12. Two Video Clips on Protecting Your Brand From New Forms of Online Infringements and Attacks

    Two Video Clips on Protecting Your Brand From New Forms of Online Infringements and Attacks

     
    Protecting your brand from new forms of online infringements and attacks is becoming increasingly difficult. The Internet is now a wild west of content formation and brand owners can no longer control the message or as the Burger King commercial used to tout, “have it your way.”
    So what should you do? Here are two video clips of my interview about brand protection produced by the Cornell eClips program.  eClips, created by Cornell University, is a quality source of on-line video on leadership, entrepreneurship and business with more than 15,000 + clips.

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  13. Friends Don’t Let Friends Steal Your Intellectual Property — Brand Protection in Social Media

    Friends Don’t Let Friends Steal Your Intellectual Property — Brand Protection in Social Media

     
    Andrew will be a panelist in a program sponsored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association on brand protection. The program will be held on September 13 at the Association’s Auditorium at 14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor in N.Y. Other panelists are Sarah Feingold, general counsel at Etsy, Inc. and James Grimmelman, Associate Professor at New York Law School and a member of its Institute for Information Law and Policy.

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  14. A Program on the First Sale Doctrine Sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

    A Program on the First Sale Doctrine Sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

     
    Andrew will be a panelist at a webinar on the first sale doctrine sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education. The program is entitled: The First Sale Doctrine After Costco and Vernor:  Where Do We Go From Here?
    The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.  For more information, please click here.

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  15. New York Global Law Week Challenges to International Intellectual Property Protection Program

    New York Global Law Week Challenges to International Intellectual Property Protection Program


    Andrew will speak at a program during NY Global Law Week sponsored by the International Section of the NY State Bar Association. The program, focusing on the challenges to international protection of intellectual property, will be held on May 11, 2011 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm and will take place at Andrew’s firm, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, 900 3rd Avenue, NY.

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  16. American Conference Institute Advanced IP Forum and Workshop

    American Conference Institute Advanced IP Forum and Workshop

     
    The Advanced IP Forum for Advertising Counsel will take place in NY from April 27-29. The program offers an impressive list of speakers from the content and media industries. Andrew will moderate a panel at this Forum on April 28. The program brochure is here
    The April 28 panel will focus on combating IP infringement on the internet.

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  17. What’s Next with Gray Market Goods After the 4-4 Split in Costco v. Omega

    What’s Next with Gray Market Goods After the 4-4 Split in Costco v. Omega


     
     
    Andrew will speak at a luncheon program sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. on March 16, 2011 on what the copyright supply chain (copyright holders, manufacturers, importers and distributors) should anticipate following the Supreme Court’s deadlock in Costco v. Omega. As a result of the deadlock we have no guidance whether gray market goods are subject to the first-sale doctrine.

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  18. John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property Law on February 25

    John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property Law on February 25

    Andrew will be speaking in Chicago at John Marshall Law School’s 55th Annual Intellectual Law Conference on Friday February 25. His topic will be constitutional challenges to statutory damages for copyright infringement. He will focus on the Tenenbaum and Thomas-Rasset cases. Here is his article on the Tenenbaum case he prepared for the talk. It urges that the jury verdict be reinstated.

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  19. Cornell Entrepreneurial Network Webinar on February 23: How to Brand, License and Protect your Intellectual Property

    Cornell Entrepreneurial Network Webinar on February 23: How to Brand, License and Protect your Intellectual Property

    Andrew will be speaking at a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneurial Network on February 23 about how to brand, license and protect your intellectual property. The webinar will cover:
    • How can I transform my idea into a brand?
    • What kinds of market strategies work best in the physical and digital worlds?
    • How can I license my brand in various media: online, print, web, Facebook and more?

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  20. Complimentary Program for Dance Companies on Social Media on February 12, 2011

    Complimentary Program for Dance Companies on Social Media on February 12, 2011

     
     

    Andrew will be speaking about how you can avoid legal problems while building your brand through social media at a program sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the BUILD Education Initiative and the NY State Bar’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section.
    The program will take place on Saturday February 12 and will run all day.

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  21. Using Social Media to Build Your Brand Program on November 8, 2010

    Using Social Media to Build Your Brand Program on November 8, 2010


    I will be joining a panel of social media experts at a program on the evening of November 8 sponsored by the Copyright Society of the USA. The focus will be how to understand, navigate, employ–but not misuse– social media to enhance your business and brand. This is a membership building event for the Copyright Society and there will be no charge to attend.

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  22. My Podcast on Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum Sponsored by Suffolk Law School

    My Podcast on Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum Sponsored by Suffolk Law School


    Sony BMG  v. Tenenbaum

    Here is the audio of the nine minute podcast I recently did for Suffolk University Law School discussing the district court’s decision in Sony BMG v. Tanenbaum and its impact on copyright enforcement if not overturned on appeal. If for some reason you can’t listen to it here, Legal Talk Network also posted the podcast here.

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  23. Chloé v. Queen Bee: its Impact on Trademark Infringement Actions Against Internet Counterfeiters:Teleconference

    Chloé v. Queen Bee: its Impact on Trademark Infringement Actions Against Internet Counterfeiters:Teleconference


    Andrew will moderate a one-hour teleconference sponsored by Law Seminars International next Wednesday October 6 at 1 pm NY time discussing the recent 2d Circuit case of Chloé v. Queen Bee and its impact on  trademark infringement actions against Internet counterfeiters. Here is the link to the program brochure. The panelists are Joan K. Archer, Esq. of Lathrop & Gage LLP in  Kansas City, Missouri  and Eric J.

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  24. Licensing Across All Platforms: West LegalEdcenter, June 8, 2010

    Licensing Across All Platforms: West LegalEdcenter, June 8, 2010

    Andrew was a panelist at a webcast sponsored by the West LegalEdcenter entitled Licensing Across All Media Platforms on June 8, 2010. The moderator was Phyllis Weiss Haserot, President of Practice Development Counsel. Other panelists were Rand Brenner, President and CEO of Licensing Consulting Group and James Heaton, President &  Creative Director at the Tronvig Group, a branding, marketing and design firm that designed this site.

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  25. Licensing in the Digital Age Sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A, May 18, 2010

    Licensing in the Digital Age Sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A, May 18, 2010

    Andrew moderated a panel discussion sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A entitled Licensing in the Digital Age – Deals, Risks, and Challenges in the Media Frenzy. The program took place at Anchin Block & Anchin on May 18 beginning at 6 pm. The other panelists where Joe Salvo, Senior Vice President and Global General Counsel at HIT Entertainment, Jonathan Wells, the bureau chief of the NY office of Paris-based SIPA Press and Mary Beth Roberts, a music publisher.

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  26. How to Brand, License and Protect your Intellectual Property, Sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneurial Network, May 4, 2010

    How to Brand, License and Protect your Intellectual Property, Sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneurial Network, May 4, 2010

    Andrew will be a panelist at a program sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneurial Network entitled How to Brand, License and Protect your Intellectual Property. It will take place at the Cornell Club in New York on May 4, 2010 beginning at 6 pm. Other panelists are Stephanie A. Jacqueney, Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs Madison Square Garden, L.P.

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  27. Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, April 30, 2010

    Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, April 30, 2010

    Andrew spoke about statutory damages in copyright litigation at the Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute in New York on April 30, 2010.
    The program moderator was Richard Dannay, a partner at Cowan, Liebowtiz & Latman.
    For the program and more information, click here.

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  28. When is Appropriation Art Infringing? 2009 National Conference of the Appraisers Association of America, November 8, 2009

    When is Appropriation Art Infringing? 2009 National Conference of the Appraisers Association of America, November 8, 2009


     
    Andrew spoke to the 2009 National Conference of the  on November 8, 2009. The title of his talk was Hey That Looks Like Mine: When Is Appropriation Art Infringing.” See http://tinyurl.com/y8aze7d.

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  29. Spark Brand Protection Talk April 7, 2009

    Spark Brand Protection Talk April 7, 2009


     
    Andrew spoke to Spark, a group of independent designers, on April 7, 2009 on copyright issues. Joining him that evening was Donald Prutzman, a partner at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP who spoke on trademark basics. See http://tinyurl.com/yeergp6.

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  30. How to Protect Your Copyrighted and Trademarked Works in an Internet Age

    How to Protect Your Copyrighted and Trademarked Works in an Internet Age


     
    Sponsored by Hudson Valley Bank and CUNY Law School on October 23, 2008 and presented by Andrew Berger and Donald Prutzman. Andrew outlined copyright basics; and Donald explained trademark basics. For an outline of copyright basics presentation, please click here. For an outline of the trademark basics presentation, please click here.

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