Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New! Copyright Law for the General Practitioner Update - CLE on the Web Available on Lawlines

New copyright law update available through Lawlines here.

Raymond Dowd, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, LLP

Joseph Peterson, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
David J. Wolfsohn, Woodcock Washburn

Program Chair:

Raymond Dowd, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, LLP


Learn from experienced litigators about the basics of copyright law and practice, including assignments, licensing, recording security interests, dealing with the Copyright Office, pre-litigation due diligence and litigation.

Lecturer Bios
David Wolfsohn, a trial lawyer, has tried numerous copyright, patent, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret cases. On behalf of plaintiffs, he has obtained multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, including a $19 million jury verdict in June 2006 in a copyright case (The Graham Company v. US! MidAtlantic) and a $5.8 million settlement of a trade secret case.

After graduating cum laude and order of the coif from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then worked at a Philadelphia litigation firm for 16 years, handling commercial, governmental, and intellectual property disputes. David joined Woodcock Washburn in 2005, where he litigates intellectual property cases.

David was also lead counsel (pro bono) in the landmark case Nixon v. Commonwealth, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a Pennsylvania statute barring persons convicted of minor crimes decades ago from all jobs in health care related fields. For this representation, David received the Equal Justice Award in 2004 from Community Legal Services.

David frequently lectures about trial tactics and intellectual property matters. A former concert pianist, David sits on the board of Astral Artistic Services, an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of young concert musicians. For four years, David was the solicitor for the Borough of Swarthmore, and now serves on the Swarthmore Borough Authority.

Joseph Petersen is a partner in the Intellectual Property group in the New York office of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Mr. Petersen has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation with particular expertise in intellectual property disputes such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrets, litigation, patent infringement, and domain name disputes. He also regularly counsels clients on the protection, enforcement and licensing of their intellectual property assets.
Selected Experience
• Successfully represented the plaintiff in Yurman Design Inc. v. Diamonds and Time, 169 F. Supp. 2d 181 (S,D.NY. 2001) (granting plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction in trademark infringement litigation).
• Represented leading manufacturer of ant-theft devices in successful motion for preliminary injunction in action pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
• Obtained temporary restraining order restraining defendant's enforcement of foreign injunction enjoining client from importing merchandise to defendant’s competitor during peak of holiday selling season.
• Represented client in successful motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought against a leading jewelry firm
• Represented leading cable television network in opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District or Connecticut; New York and Connecticut state courts.

Law: Vanderbilt University, J.D. (1998)
Undergraduate: State University of New York, B.S., summa cum/aude (1991)
Bar Admission(s)

New York; Connecticut, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Eastern District of New York; Southern District of New York

Raymond Dowd is a member of DBM's intellectual property, corporate, litigation and arbitration practice groups. He has broad commercial litigation experience in both federal and state courts, and has represented copyright, trademark and domain name owners, broadcasters, distributors and content providers in transactions and litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has conducted numerous bench and jury trials and arbitrations. He has obtained, enforced, and collected judgments including conducting seizures. In addition, he has provided corporate and transactional representation entrepreneurial companies from the incorporation and startup phase through significant growth. Mr. Dowd represents collectors and dealers of fine art and has litigated disputes involving authenticity, forgery, ownership and provenance. Mr. Dowd regularly speaks to trade associations on copyright, fine art, trademark and litigation issues, and participates in organizing continuing legal education programs.

Memberships and Affiliations: Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; New York State Bar Association; Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; Intellectual Property law Section; President, Southern District of New York State Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2006-2008); Federal Bar Association, Vice President for the Second Circuit (2008 - ); New York County Lawyers' Association; Board of Directors (2003 - 2006); Co-Chair, Entertainment Media, Intellectual Property and Sports Law Section (2000 - 2003); Continuing Legal Education (2003 - 2008); Committee on Committees ( 2003 - 2007).

Publications: Copyright Litigation Handbook, (West 3d Ed. 2008); former columnist, New York Law Journal; Copyright Litigation Blog. Member, Editorial Board, The Federal Lawyer (2007 - ).

Bar Admissions: New York (1993); U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1994); Northern U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1998);U.S. Supreme Court (2000); United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (2000); United States Tax Court (2007)

Education: Manhattan College (B.A. 1986); Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1991)
Languages: French, Italian

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