Criminal Enforcement of IP Rights DiscussedIn San Francisco Seminar

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 01:00

On Friday, November 5, the ABA will present the Fourth Annual National Institute on Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

This comprehensive, one-day program will provide in-depth information concerning the complex issues that arise in connection with the criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights, primarily involving trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. Five panels whose members are government insiders, policy makers, assistant U.S. attorneys, defense counsel, trade group leaders, and rights holders will focus on current issues, trends, legal strategies, private industry case development and criminal referral, parallel proceedings and ethical issues in intellectual property enforcement.

In the morning, the keynote address, Investigation and Prosecution of Counterfeit Semiconductor Cases and Trade Secrets Case (United States v. Xiaodong Sheldon Meng), will be discussed. After lunch, Managing Multijurisdictional Criminal and Enforcement Programs and Annual Review of Key Legal Developments: Trademarks, Copyright, and Trade Secrets, will be reviewed.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To make a reservation, call (800) 285-2221 and select option 2, or visit