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Secret Prior Art to AIA Patents After Helsinn v. Teva

Program Number: 2972 Presenter: Keith Barkaus, Esq., Christopher Lisiewski, Esq., Charles R. Macedo, Esq.

In 2011, Congress totally rewrote the Patent Act's definition of prior art. By replacing the traditional "first-to-invent" system with a "first-inventor-to-file" system, the concept of what was considered prior art was substantially changed. In doing so, Congress kept some familiar concepts like "on-sale" in the Act, but included a catchall qualifier of "otherwise available to the public". Conventional wisdom was that "on-sale" prior art would not include non-public information. This past term, a unanimous Supreme Court in Helsinn Healthcare SA v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., found otherwise, and affirmed a holding by the Federal Circuit that a confidential sale of an invention ready for patenting was still prior art -- even if it was not "otherwise available to the public". ** In this webinar, our speaker will: Describe the background and holding in Helsinn - Discuss the current state of the law on when a sale becomes prior art - Discuss the

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Art and the Spoils of War: Lessons from the Temple of Ishtar

Program Number: 2967 Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.

Join us for the story of how the ownership of an Assyrian gold tablet excavated in 1913 from the Temple of Ishtar ended up before New York’s Court of Appeals. In an image-packed presentation, New York attorney Ray Dowd will narrate the exciting sequence of events leading to his successful retrieval of the tablet on behalf of Germany’s Pergamon Museum. Learn about how this landmark case affects lovers of art and antiquities in New York and beyond. Learn how Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War-era rejection of the spoils of war doctrine shapes our law today. Attendees will obtain a refresher on the basics of conversion and replevin claims in the context of a unique chattel, as well as considering the application of the equitable doctrine of laches in the context of disputes arising from alleged wrongs that may have occurred decades or even centuries in the past.

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Ethics & Copyright Litigation: What the Practitioner Needs to Know

Program Number: 2911 Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.

Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the ethical pitfalls facing legal practitioners tackling copyright litigation. Appropriate for inhouse counsel, and private practitioners both seasoned and novice. Professional responsibility issues arise early in copyright litigation. The disciplinary rules of each jurisdiction impose a duty of professional competence. The combination of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requiring attorneys to investigate and warrant the viability of claims and defenses with the Copyright Act’s potential awards of attorneys fees as costs to the prevailing party, make the attorney litigating copyright claims a potential target throughout the litigation. In this age of sanctions being imposed on copyright trolls and overaggressive copyright enforcement, what are the ethical takeaways attorneys representing content owners and distributors? Is it a breach of ethics to send

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From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and The Hunt For Nazi Looted Art In America-Current Legal Controversies Over Nazi Art Looting

Program Number: 2857 Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.

Museums today acknowledge that significant amounts of Nazi-looted art may have found its way into collections supported by U.S. taxpayers. The United States and its Allies fought World War II, promising, in victory, to undo the horrors of Nazism. At Nuremberg, Nazis were tried based on international law, which, in turn was based on the Lieber Code, Abraham Lincoln’s Executive Order 100 of April 23, 1863 which forbid taking the cultural property of the enemy. In 1998, in the wake of District Attorney Robert Morgenthau’s spectacular seizure of two paintings by the artist Egon Schiele at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, forty-four nations gathered in Washington D.C. at the Washington Conference on Nazi Confiscated Artwork to agree that in cases of artworks, the true owners should be determined, regardless of statutes of limitations and that, where possible, artworks should be returned to their true owners. As recently as

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