Three Faegre Baker Daniels lawyers — Calvin L. Litsey, Jodi A. DeSchane and Timothy E. Grimsrud — will speak during the 2015 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute Seminar on September 17-18, 2015, in Minneapolis.
On Thursday morning, Litsey will present in the session on “The Year in Copyright Law: Garcia v. Google, Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy and More.” He will be joined by Catherine Rowland, senior advisor to the Register of Copyrights, and Ruth Rivard of Stinson Leonard Street for an in-depth review of significant copyright decisions, as well as important developments regarding copyrightability, infringement, fair use, damages and other emerging issues.
Also Thursday morning, DeSchane will be a panelist during the session on “Inside Minnesota IP: Meet the Inventors and Entrepreneurs.” This session will include a behind-the-scenes exploration of four local IP stories, hearing from entrepreneurs in the popcorn and ice cream businesses who have created strong brands as well as delicious treats. Attendees also will hear from two inventors who were guided by local attorneys to patent and launch their products as part of the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance program. The panelists’ lawyers will join them to discuss the IP strategy behind the stories.
On Thursday afternoon, Grimsrud will participate in the session on “Integrating Your PTAB and District Court Strategies.” Through a series of hypothetical scenarios posing a range of problems, an expert panel will discuss practical and strategic considerations involved in post-grant assertion and defense, including integration with district court litigation, stays and estoppel issues.