Speaking Engagement

2018 Intellectual Property Law Conference

The American Bar Association is hosting the 2018 Intellectual Property Law Conference April 18–20 in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s conference will cover recent industry-impacting topics, such as music licensing, international copyright transactions, ethical issues in emerging technology, the Supreme Court’s Heartland decision, and more. Two of Kirkland’s intellectual property partners will be speaking at the conference.

Partner Claudia Ray will be speaking on “Fair Use or Not Fair Use, that is the Question” on Friday, April 20. The discussion will include a roundup of recent cases, as well as insights into how courts approach the issue of fair use. Dale will be joined by Mary Rasenberger of The Authors Guild, Joe Gratz of Durie Tangri, and the panel will be moderated by Jennifer Criss of Drinker Biddle.

Partner Joshua Simmons will be presenting “The Right of Publicity: Property, Privacy, Personality, or Confusion?” on Thursday, April 19. The panel will consider recent right of publicity litigation and legislation with a specific eye to the different approaches taken by different states in terms of treating the right as a property right, a privacy right, part of a person's personality rights, or a trademark-type right protecting consumer protection. Additional speakers include Chrissie Scelsi of Wargaming (USA), Inc., Casey Schwab of NFL Players Association, and Ben Sheffner of Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

For more information, or to register, please click here.