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Potter Lawyer on Patent

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On February 6 at the Law School, PIPSELF takes a closer look at the future of digital media and the evolution of patents with a keynote from the lawyer who represented J.K. Rowling in her copyright trial.

On Thursday, February 6, from 3:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., stop by the Moot Court Room at the Law School for the 3rd Annual Pace Law Exposition on Intellectual Property, Sports, and Entertainment Law. Hosted by the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports, Entertainment Law Forum (PIPSELF), the event will take a closer look at the future of digital media and the evolution of patents.

Keynote speaker Dale Cendali is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and the head of the firm's Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising Practice Group. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having successfully litigated and tried numerous high-profile cases, and having argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Cendali has repeatedly been ranked as a "top tier" lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers USA. Managing Intellectual Property selected her as one of the six "Outstanding IP Practitioners" in the United States, and named her trial victory for J.K. Rowling on the high-profile "lexicon" fair use case as the "Copyright Trial of the Year."

Patent panel participants include:
Fred Fabricant, Esq., Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Phil Furgang, Esq., Partner, Furgang & Adwar LLP
Gavin McIntyre, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Ecovative Design LLC

Manny Schecter, Esq., Chief Patent Counsel, IBM
Jaime Siegel, Esq., Senior Vice President, Acacia Research Group
Moderator: Sapna Palla, Esq., Kaye Scholer LLP

Digital Media/Technology panel participants include:
Dale Cendali, Esq., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Jess Collen, Esq., Managing Partner, Collen IP
Lauren Dienes-Middlen, Esq., VP Intellectual Property, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Stanley Pierre-Louis, Esq., VP and Associate General Counsel, Viacom, Inc.
Moderator: Dean Horace Anderson, Pace Law School

Refreshments will follow the panel in the Tudor Room.  Pace students, faculty, and staff can attend this event free of charge. General/alumni cost to attend and earn 3 CLE credits is $100. Register here or contact Patrick VanHall at for more information.