Bad Actors in the IP Space (11/13)
November 13, 2012
Program Description: Bad Actors in the IP Space
The three presentations comprising this program will address "misdeeds" by owners and would be infringers that have received special attention because of their extraordinary efforts to navigate around established intellectual property laws – with varying degrees of success.
Mari-Elise Taube of Stites & Harbison will present information on the latest developments surrounding “copyright trolls” and their efforts to extract statutory damages or licensing fees from unsuspecting Internet users of content.
Jim Higgins of Middleton Reutlinger will deliver a presentation on “bad actors” who have succeeded in escaping liability for patent infringement by relying on the “single direct infringer” rule of the “divided infringement" doctrine recently abrogated by the en banc majority of the sharply divided (6-5) CAFC in the LimeWire decision.
Joe Dages of Bingham Greenebaum Doll will present effective techniques for dealing with cyber-squatters on the Internet, where the law generally requires a showing of “bad faith” before relief is available to a trademark owner.
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Speakers include: Joseph R. Dages, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, James R. Higgins, Jr., Middleton Reutlinger, Mari-Elise Taube, Stites & Harbison