Sanks and Hill Play Leading Roles in the Florida Bar’s 7th Annual IP Law Symposium

April 8, 2016—Terry Sanks chaired the 7th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium, presented by the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. Under Terry’s leadership as Program Chair, this Symposium was full of current intellectual property law topics of interest where the presenters came from as far away as California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. The Keynote speaker was ITC Commissioner Irving A. Williamson and the lunchtime speaker was Chief Administrative Judge Nathan Kelley (Acting) of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition to introducing Judge Kelley, Shanti Hill (part of the steering committee) moderated a panel with Apple lead counsel Harold McElhinny regarding the Apple v. Samsung design patent wars and design patent litigation considerations. Other topics of interest included recent changes in European Union trademark practice, malpractice trends in intellectual property law, cyber security, copyright and content ID from YouTube’s perspective, and a year in review overview of patents, trademarks and copyrights.