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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

12:00 PM

Pennsylvania Bar Institute
CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor

Registration Info:
Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m., CLE begins at 12:30 pm.



CLE Credit:

The program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $33.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years, and $28.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years, which includes lunch. Interested parties NOT seeking CLE credit may attend and purchase lunch for the fee of $8.50. If you wish to register for the CLE in advance please visit, call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637 or send in the registration form. Please make CLE tuition checks payable to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

When Bad Things Happen to Good IP: Managing Infringement, Usurpation and Other Transgressions of Your Intellectual Property

Small Business Committee CLE

CLE Presentation:

When Bad Things Happen to Good IP: Managing Infringement, Usurpation and Other Transgressions of Your Intellectual Property

A recent spate of initial public offerings, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and litigation has thrust intellectual property (IP) into a critical position in domestic and global economics. Preserving the value of IP is an increasingly complex process, and the risk and expense of IP disputes continues to increase. In this CLE, a panel of IP attorneys review optimal methods to maintain and enforce IP rights, as well as avoid claims of infringement.

This CLE will focus on effective strategies to manage the process and address issues such as:
- Common pitfalls of USPTO post-grant patent proceedings
- Efficient resolution of trademark and domain name disputes
- Strategies to detect and deter trademark infringers


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Christiane S. Campbell, Esq.
Duane Morris LLP

Ms. Campbell practices in the area of intellectual property law. She has extensive experience with trademark maintenance and enforcement, including enforcement over the Internet. She has handled domain name disputes in federal court and before arbitration panels under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Ms. Campbell has litigated issues of trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, anti-cybersquatting, copyright and licensing disputes in federal court. Her trademark litigation experience also includes opposition and cancellation actions before the TTAB and collaborating with counsel outside the U.S. on foreign opposition and cancellation actions. She has represented numerous client trademark applicants in ex parte appeals before the TTAB to overcome final refusals of trademark registration. Ms. Campbell has also argued more than thirty UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) cases before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), resulting in transfers and cancellations of subject domain names.

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Matthew P. Frederick, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP

Mr. Frederick regularly counsels and represents clients in both patent and trademark matters. On the trademark side, he represents clients in the full life cycle of a trademark, including preparation and prosecution, enforcement and litigation. On the patent side, Mr. Frederick handles projects covering a diverse range of technology including chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, environmental engineering, plastics and other specialty materials. He not only conducts preparation and prosecution of patent applications, but also represents clients in patent litigation in the federal courts and the USPTO. Finally, Mr. Frederick advises clients in IP portfolio management, licensing, and IP due diligence related to various business transactions. He has also experienced the client side of Intellectual Property counseling, having been awarded three patents from the USPTO as a Product Development Engineer for Federal Mogul before attending law school.

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Alan S. Nadel, Esq.
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP

Mr. Nadel, a patent attorney for over 30 years, a founding partner of the Philadelphia intellectual property boutique Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP. Prior to that, he was a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and before that, Mr. Nadel was a founding partner of Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, P.C. Before founding that firm, he was a patent attorney and partner at another Philadelphia intellectual property law firm. Mr. Nadel is experienced in all aspects of patent matters involving bioscience, chemical, and mechanical inventions. His practice includes preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patents, enforcement of patents; defense of clients accused of infringing patent rights of others, advising on and preparing licensing and other agreements associated with technology practice; due diligence relating to acquisition or other transfers of intellectual property; and counseling clients in other diverse intellectual property matters. In addition to being a member of the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations, Mr. Nadel is a past President of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He has been honored to be recognized for several years by Chambers USA, by Best Lawyers in America and as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and The George Washington University Law School with a J.D. degree, with honors.


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Mark T. Vogelbacker, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP; Small Business Committee Vice-Chair

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