Intellectual Property Overview

Cybersecurity in the IP Landscape: Your Business's Future Depends on It!


As cyber hackers become more sophisticated, making sure that your company and your client's information is protected is of the utmost importance.  The presenters of this course provide a well-rounded discussion of the cybersecurity arena, addressing concerns such as government enforcement, tips for protecting against cybersecurity breaches, and more.


I. Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity Concerns
    A. Introductions
    B. U.S. Governmental IP Enforcement Efforts
        1. IP Report to Congress
        2. Three Important Questions
        3. Issues Surrounding Express Shipments and Small Packages
        4. Physical Markets and Counterfeiting
        5. Strengthening Cybersecurity
    C. Practical Cybersecurity Tips for Outside IP Counsel and Corporate
        IP Legal Departments
        1. Hacking - The Who, the Why, and the How
        2. A Few Horror Stories
        3. Vectors of Attack
        4. Tools to Combat Hacking
        5. Bluetooth Beware
    D. Managing Innovation, Invention Disclosures, and Trade Secret
        Assets in the World of Recording Devices and Hacking
        1. The Ecosystem
        2. The Balance Between IP and Innovation
        3. Top Threats, Cost of Threats, Legal Considerations, and
        Potential Causes of Action
        4. Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
        5. Awareness
        6. Practice Tips
    E. Audience and Panel Discussion
        1. Bring Your Own Device Tips
        2. PGP, DMARC, Counterfeit Goods in Containers, and Wrap-Up

Content Provided

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with approximately 13,500 members. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

AIPLA was formed in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues.

AIPLA is governed by a Board of Directors and has a staff of 25, headed by an Executive Director, located in Arlington, Virginia. AIPLA has more than 50 administrative and substantive committees which provide education to their members and formulate proposed positions for the Board of Directors to consider adopting as Association policy.

AIPLA is also actively involved in shaping US intellectual property policy through its work on legislation, federal regulations, and intellectual property cases in the US courts. Internationally, AIPLA has spearheaded a worldwide campaign to reduce the costs of procurement and enforcement of patents and trademarks, regularly participates in meetings of the Word Intellectual Property Organization, and maintains close relations with foreign IP officials and practitioners.

To qualify for membership, applicants must be members in good standing of the Bar of a court of record of the United States or any State. Foreign affiliate members must be able to practice in a court of general jurisdiction in their countries, or registered to practice before the Patent or Trademark Office in their country of citizenship or practice, to be considered for membership. AIPLA also has student affiliate memberships available for those regularly enrolled in a law school approved by the Association of American Law Schools and affiliate membership is available to patent agents who are registered with the USPTO. Approximately 63% of the regular members are in private practice, 33% in corporate practice, with the remainder in the government or academia. See our membership application for more information.

AIPLA conducts three regularly scheduled conferences a year, mid-winter, spring, and fall, at which the Association offers educational seminars on the latest developments in intellectual property law. In addition, AIPLA conducts several stand-alone seminars on specialized areas of intellectual property law throughout the year around the country, as well as online educational programs.

The Association produces a number of informative publications including the AIPLA Quarterly Journal (a scholarly law journal published four times a year), the AIPLA Bulletin (an overview of AIPLA meetings published electronically three times a year, and meeting papers from the regularly scheduled conferences and nationwide seminars. The Association also provides its members online access to a membership directory. Finally, AIPLA biennially publishes the Report of the Economic Survey, providing a significant benchmarking tool for compensation and charges in the intellectual property law field.

Speakers / Authors:

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Vishal Amin

Vishal Amin serves as the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President. At the White House, coordinator Mr. Amin heads the office leading the U.S. government’s overall coordination and development of intellectual property policy and strategy both domestically and abroad. He was nominated by President Trump in April 2017, and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate.

Prior to becoming the IPC coordinator, Mr. Amin served as senior counsel on the House Judiciary Committee where he was lead counsel for both the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the America Wins Act.

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Andrea Castetter

Andrea Castetter is Assistant General Patent Counsel, IP Litigation for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently lead counsel for information technology including information security at Lilly. Her practice includes many aspects of patent law including procurement, transactional licensing and litigation. Additionally, she has extensive experience in cyber security, data security and trade secret law, including internal investigations and complex litigation matters.

Ms. Castetter received her B.S. in chemistry from Butler University and her J.D. from Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University.

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Jeannie Warner

Jeannie Warner currently serves as Sr. Manager, Outbound Product Management at Symantec, and as Security Manager for WhiteHat Security.  Ms. Warner’s path to computer security started with Dell Tech Support and a Unix helpdesk position followed by network ops. She went to work at IBM as they were building out their security operation center in 2001, focusing on analysis and incident handling. She worked as their tech lead, then moved into integrated product management for all IBM security new products. After IBM, she worked on the MAC Program at Microsoft Security Research Center before returning to the Bay Area to work for other players in the security space, with a brief stint off to Australia to run a global SSE operation.


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Course Code : 772562

Release Date : 11/15/2018

Length : 1hr 9min
Recorded Date : 10/26/2018

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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