Allentown, PA (September 29, 2011) – The Intellectual Property Law Group of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present IP for the General Practitioner: Patents and Trade Secrets to the Bar Association of Lehigh County on October 4, 2011. Presenters include firm Members Bruce S. Londa and Jeanne Hamburg. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m., and the program will run from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Attendees will receive 1 CLE credit. For more information and to register for this event, visit the BALC website.
The presentation will give an overview of what intellectual property (IP) attorneys do, and how to spot common IP issues in an attorney’s everyday practice. The speakers will review the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Attendees will learn to deal with common copyright and trademark issues their clients will likely encounter in advertising and the promotion of goods on the internet, including the recovery of domain names using clients’ trademarks, remedies for the purchase of clients’ marks as key words from search engines such as Google, and the theft of copyrightable content on the internet. The discussion will cover how best to protect a client who has hired a third party to develop a web site, deal with common IP issues posed by the sale of a business, and respond when a client receives a demand of copyright infringement from a software provider.
Londa has experience in both domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing and transfer, counseling and opinion work, copyright law, and related litigation. His areas of technical expertise include the chemical, metallurgical, mechanical, computer software, Internet business method, medical, and biological arts. Londa has authored articles on topics including the international trademark system, arbitration of international licenses, and the similarity of U.S.–European pharmaceutical patent law. Londa is admitted to practice in New York; and before the U.S. District Court for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1988 and his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. Londa is a member of the New York and American Intellectual Property Law Associations and the International Trademark Association.
Hamburg, Chair of the firm's Internet Law Group, has expertise in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area. She assists clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs, including Internet-based businesses and those in the financial services, publishing, jewelry, clothing, and gaming industries. Hamburg litigates copyright, trademark and cybersquatting cases through trial. Additionally, she has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In the transactional area, Hamburg is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, web site development, content licenses and electronic subscriptions. She counsels clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She is expert in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement. Hamburg is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics. Hamburg earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1990, where she was a member and editor of the Columbia Law Review, and her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, from Wellesley College in 1987. Hamburg is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves, and is a member of the International Trademark Association where she was nominated and serves as Vice Chair of the Law Firm Committee. Previously she served on INTA's Membership Committee, and as Contributing Editor for INTA's Trademark Basics E-Learning Program and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board E-Learning Program (online courses), and as Chairman and Contributing Editor for its Legal Ethics and Professionalism for Trademark Practitioners Program (online course).