BWSM attorneys sponsored and provided two presentations to the in-house attorneys who are members of the Association of Corporate Counsel this year. In September, Amber Davis, Terry Sanks and Robert Wolter presented at an event titled A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White…Bring Your Sports IP Appetite! Amber moderated a panel discussion about intellectual property and sports with a panel composed of in-house attorneys from the Orlando Magic®, The Walt Disney Company®, NASCAR®, and the LPGA® that are associated with sports and entertainment. Robert provided a presentation on international trademarks and Terry concluded with a discussion about design patents and how they were used in the Apple® versus Samsung® ongoing patent infringement litigation.
Then in December, John DeAngelis and Terry Sanks provided a presentation entitled 3D Printing is a Reality, Are Your Assets Protected? to a group of in-house attorneys in Melbourne Florida. This presentation focused on best practices in-house attorneys should consider in view that 3D printing has been described as a disruptive technology to intellectual property rights.