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Front and Center Discussion Series

The IP industry is not all laws, rules, and decisions.  AIPLA's Front & Center Discussion Series focuses on the other side of IP - the business, management, logistics and enforcement of IP. This interactive series is led by industry leaders.  Special AIPLA Member registration of $35.00, unlimited attendees per site.  No CLE available.

Legal, Policy, and Other Issues in the US Record Industry
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
12:30 - 1:30 pm Eastern

This panel will discuss the myriad issues affecting the United States recorded music industry.  It will address the current challenging legal issues that are affecting the industry, legislative developments, trends in the music business, the impact of the technology industry on music sales and the steps being taken to address it, and other topics.

Presented by:
George Borkowski, Senior Vice President, Litigation and Legal Affairs, Recording Industry Association of America
Victoria Sheckler, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America
Coordinated by:
Robert "Bob" Payne, Chair of the Subcommittee on Front & Center Webinars, Online Programs Committee; Payne IP Law

Registration Information

AIPLA Members - $35
General/Non-Members - $75


Did you miss a previous Front & Center discussion?  Catch up now!

Debriefing B&B:  Takeaways and Tips on Issue Preclusion in Trademark Litigation

April 23, 2015
Hon. Marvin J. Garbis - Judge, US District Court (D. Md.)
Hon. Lorelei Ritchie - Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, US Patent & Trademark Office
David S. Welkowitz - Professor, Whittier Law School
Kenneth L. Wilton - Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Nancy J. Mertzel (Moderator) - Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern, LLP

Outsourcing Patent Work:  Risks, Rewards and Making it Work

April 8, 2015
David J. Arthur - Associate General Patent Counsel, Xerox Corporation
Michael Chernoff - Chief Intellectrual Property Officer, MDB Capital Group
Angela Grayson - Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Walmart
Lata Setty - Chief Intellectual Property Office, UnitedLex
Alexander Franco (Moderator) - Patent GC

Look Out!  The States Are Watching Your Patent Demand Letters!

March 4, 2015
Sharon Israel - Partner, Mayer Bown LLP
Erik Jones - Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Policy Bureau, Illinois Attorney General's Office
Dennis Skarvan - Deputy General Counsel, Caterpillar
Vince Garlock (Moderator) - Deputy Executive Director, AIPLA

The America Invents Act Revisited:  The Impact of the AIA on Patent Valuation and Licensing

April 9, 2014
Jeff Totten - Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Scott Williams - Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

David Ruschke - Chief Patent Counsel, Medtronic Cardiovascular
Ceyda Azakli Maisami - Patent Counsel, HP