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Intellectual Property Luncheon/CLE: Intellectual Property Year in Review
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4/6/2017
When: 04/06/2017
12 - 4 PM
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N Tampa St.
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States


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4.0 CLE credits including 1.0 Ethics (applied for)

Topics:

Patent Year-in-Review
Griffin Klema, Esq.

Trademark Year-in-Review
Nathan Suedmeyer, Esq.

Trends in Statutory Damages for Copyright Cases
Dineen Wasilyk, Esq.

Florida Patent Pro Bono Program
Eskayra Pagan

Speakers:

Griffin Klema is a registered patent attorney and civil litigator practicing in the mechanical and chemical arts. His clients have ranged from multinational corporations to individual inventors on construction technologies, automotive products, consumer electronics, and food science.

Eskayra Pagan joined the Institute as Marketing Coordinator in June 2014. She is responsible for all marketing and communications activities including press and media relations, social media, web content, event planning, and various writing assignments associated with Institute initiatives. Ms. Pagan took over as Program Director for the Florida Patent Pro Bono Program in 2016. She is responsible for managing the Florida based patent pro bono referral program through the United States Patent and Trademark Office and matching accepted applicants to Florida Patent Attorneys/Agents for pro bono prosecution.

Nathan Suedmeyer is a patent attorney at Larson & Larson, P.A. He is board certified in IP law and practices in the areas of IP litigation and trademark prosecution. Nathan is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Florida in 1999. He designed and engineered 64-bit Athlon microprocessors for more than five years at Advanced Micro Devices prior to becoming a patent attorney. While he loves his profession, he would rather be saltwater fly fishing.

Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, Esq. focuses the intellectual property side of her practice on copyright, trademark, and trade dress litigation and counseling. She also has extensive experience litigating trade secrets and business torts cases, often securing a positive resolution for the client without the need of a trial. Dineen has litigated cases concerning the protection of the shape of faucets, the protection of a design on airport shuttle vans, the names of check cashing stores, the scope of a copyright in a trivia quiz, several cases involving the protection of software, and the proper royalty to be paid to the owners of sound recordings for webcasting of their performances. She was also among the first lawyers to litigate the scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor provisions, and helped protect internet service providers from subpoenas from the recording industry.
The Florida Bar has certified Dineen as an expert in both intellectual property law and appellate practice – making Dineen the only lawyer in Florida to be certified in both of these practice areas at the same time
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