Suffolk Law CLE Newsletter
The Intellectual Property Issue 

Transnational Strategies for Exploiting and Protecting IP: Doing Business in the European Union and China

Many companies, no matter what their size, are now either doing business internationally or planning to do so. While there are numerous business, financial and cultural issues involved, some of the more challenging questions concern the exploitation and protection of Intellectual Property. In order to provide a comprehensive look at the planning and implementation for expansion, this conference takes a mock scenario and follows it through the steps taken and advice given to a local company. The perspectives of IP and Business attorneys, in-house counsel, attorneys from the EU and China and a venture capitalist are all considered. By working through the life-cycle of an expansion, you will learn about the steps that should be taken to successfully represent a company and protect its IP. Keynote luncheon talk is sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP and features John Herrara,VP, Global Delivery, Emerging Markets and International Development, EMC Corporation, who will talk about the practical business issues. This conference offers a unique format that will educate and entertain as well as the opportunity to learn from attorneys who have experienced the challenges and will help you learn how to take advantage of the opportunities.

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Focus on Copyright Law

Featuring Professor Pamela Samuelson, Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley School of Law, this year's Donahue Lecture is entitled, "Ten Ways to Conceive of the Derivative Work Right of Copyright Law". After Professor Samuelson's talk, Professor Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School will moderate a panel comprised of: Professor Julie Cohen, Harvard University Law School; Professor Stephen McJohn, Suffolk University Law School; Professor Alfred Yen, Boston College Law School and Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University Law School. Following the panel, a reception will be held and all are invited to stay.

Professor Samuelson has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes. Since 1996, she has served as a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information, School of Law, and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. She also serves as an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, which she co-founded in 2002.
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Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program

Suffolk University Law School's Advanced Legal Studies and the Intellectual Property Law Concentration are teaming up to start a new Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program. This Certificate is for non-IP lawyers and business people who wish to acquire a basic understanding of IP Law. It provides a multi-level curriculum which begins with a survey of IP law that is followed by exploration of more advanced concepts and issues. Intellectual property law permeates the business world as well as the law. Get a competitive advantage by participating in this program. For more information contact Carole Wagan at 617.305.1652 or email .

Faculty Scholarship

The Exportability of the Principles of Software: Lost in Translation?

Michael L. Rustad, Suffolk University Law School; Stetson University College of Law
Maria Vittoria Onufrio, Suffolk University Law School

Other Interests

28th Annual Oxford Summer School

  The Oxford CLE program is designed for practicing attorneys, judges, clerks and their families and companions. Attendance at the program is not limited to legal professionals. Anyone with an interest in the British legal system may attend. The two-week summer program examines both the similarities and the differences of the British and America legal systems with a principally British faculty. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Peniey McClary at 617.305.1655 or by email, .

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