Strategic Use of IP in the Food Industry

05 June 2014 Web Conference Past Event

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Zulaikha Rahim

zrahim@foley.com

Agenda

1:00 p.m. Eastern

Program Duration – 1 hour
Please join Foley for a Web conference on Thursday, June 5, 2014 discussing Strategic Use of IP in the Food Industry. We will examine why effectively protecting product configurations via design patents and trademarks is not limited to smartphones (think of Apple v. Samsung).

Using a commercially successful food product as an example, presenters will illustrate the overlapping design patent and trademark protections for product configuration.

We also will discuss opportunities for obtaining patent rights relating to food products and the Supreme Court’s decision in A.M.P. v. Myriad Genetics’ effect on pursuing these protections. Opportunities and limitations will be illustrated with examples of successful patent infringement enforcement as well as the recently issued U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidelines for the examination of patent applications to products containing natural materials.

Key Web Conference Takeaways: 

  • The importance of proactive protection for design elements of food products and packaging
  • Strategies for securing and commercially exploiting the exclusive rights to food product design elements
  • Strategies for integrating patent protection of innovative food products with other approaches to brand protection
  • Understanding the USPTO’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s Myriad decision, as well as Myriad’s effect on potential patent coverage of food products

Speakers

  • Michael D. Flanagan, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP (Moderator)
  • Charles G. Carter, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Richard J. McKenna, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

There is no cost to participate in this program, but pre-registration is required. We look forward to having you join us. For more information, please contact Zulaikha Rahim at zrahim@foley.com.

Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of one General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must log in to both the teleconference and Adobe Connect portions on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event.

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Strategic Use of IP in the Food Industry

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Zulaikha Rahim

zrahim@foley.com

Agenda

1:00 p.m. Eastern

Program Duration – 1 hour