What In-House Counsel Should Know About Global Technology Issues

Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 01:00

WESFACCA is planning a CLE seminar titled Protecting the Crown Jewels in a Flattening World: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Technology Development & Adopting Cost-Effective Strategies for Trans-national Planning.

The program will take place on Wednesday, May 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Woodway Country Club, Darien, CT.

This program will address the international nature of business today and why knowledge of technology issues in the global arena is a necessity for all in-housel counsel, not just those responsible for intellectual property matters. Discussion will outline the "sword v. shield" issues that surround technology development and provide in-house generalists with a basis of knowledge to work effectively with their intellectual property counsel. The session will focus on identifying the rights that a patent provides, analyzing the cost benefit in planning global protection for inventions (addressing the territorial nature of patents) and concerns that arise in collaborating with third parties.

Speakers will be Mike Antista, patent counsel, Playtex Products; George MacDonald, senior corporate counsel, Pitney Bowes, and Ned McMahon, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, LLP.

For details on registration fees, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For reservations, call Lee Cushman at (203) 461-9004 or email wesfacca@ wesfacca.com.