20th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

20th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

Westin Westminster Hotel
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WilmerHale is a proud sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute. Covering the spectrum of the IP practice, this event will feature updates from national and international IP and tech law experts. WilmerHale Partners Ben Fernandez, John Walsh and Tiffany Smith will be featured speakers during the institute.

Partner Ben Fernandez will moderate "Litigation – Enablement/Written Description Defenses and Attacks," discussing a range of topics, including:

  • Evolving challenges to functional claiming
  • Increasing enablement, written description, and indefiniteness challenges in the technology space
  • Strategies for developing section 112 defenses in discovery

Partner John Walsh will present during "What IP Lawyers Need to Know About Criminal Law," which will focus on: 

  • When to refer and how to work with law enforcement
  • Computer hacking, espionage, trade secret theft
  • Ethical considerations in making criminal referrals to law enforcement
  • Prohibition on threatening criminal or prosecution for purposes of leverage in civil discussions
  • Candor and related professional responsibility requirements

Partner Tiffany Smith will present during "NFTs Are Here to Stay," featuring: 

  • NFTs Explained: What are NFTs and NFT platforms, what can they represent, how to get them and use them
  • Overview of legal considerations – regulatory/securities and intellectual property
  • Discussion of recent NFT projects and players, examples and current cases law and regulatory guidance

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