WMACCA Technology And IP Forum Features David Kappos

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 01:00

On Wednesday, September 7, the Washington Metro Area Association of Corporate Counsel will present a forum on Technology and Intellectual Property issues. It will be held at the offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP, 1650 Tysons Boulevard in McLean Virginia and begins at noon and ends at 2:00 pm.

Under-Secretary Kappos will highlight the importance of the patent and trademark system to protecting intellectual property and building a path for the next generation of jobs, tools and innovation. He will address the Obama administration's focus on building a more robust patent office and explain how conquering barriers to growth will ensure that American businesses are able to thrive.

Following Mr. Kappos' speech, a panel of esteemed general counsels will discuss IP enforcement and brand protection. Internet counterfeiters create and sell counterfeit and knock-off versions of products. The panel will discuss methods to combat online counterfeiting and to protect intellectual property rights.

The featured speaker is David Kappos, Under-Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Panelists include Todd Kahn, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, Coach, Inc.; Seth Krauss, executive vice president and general counsel, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.; Dave Tognotti, general manager, vice president of operations, and general counsel, Monster Cable Products, Inc.; and Michael C. Wu, general counsel and corporate secretary, Rosetta Stone Inc.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for this program, visit www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca.