Emerging Intellectual Property Legal Trends for 2017 and Beyond
November 7, 2017 , Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 W Big Beaver Rd.; Troy, Mich., And Via Live Webinar

Registration for the Emerging Intellectual Property Legal Trends for 2017 and Beyond event, which will be held at Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, MI on November 7, 2017, has closed. You will be able to register on-site at the event at no additional cost. To expedite your registration, please complete the On-Site Form located under registration information and bring it with you to the event. There will be a designated individual who will help you complete registration.

Protecting Your Assets and Your Competitive Advantage

Event Details

OESA and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP invite supplier executives to a breakfast briefing addressing emerging intellectual property (IP) legal trends. The event, "Emerging Intellectual Property Legal Trends for 2017 and Beyond," will be held on Nov. 7, 2017, at the Detroit Marriot Troy in Troy, Mich., and via live webinar. 

In the fast-moving world of today's automotive industry, it is essential for suppliers to have the latest information on protecting intellectual property (IP). Warner Norcross & Judd attorneys Janet Ramsey, Gregory DeGrazia, Michael Azzi, Vito Ciarvino, and Deloitte consultant Christopher Ongena will discuss IP legal and strategic decisions as well as challenges that may impact business.

Topics to be covered include:
Automotive Impact of Recent SCOTUS IP Decisions: Supreme Court IP decisions have exploded in the last 20 years, with implications for auto suppliers in every area from venue to the rights of vehicle owners to modify and repair patented vehicle components. Some of the most significant changes, where the court may be headed and the impact to future supplier business strategies, will be discussed.

International Intellectual Property Strategies: International automotive trade continues to accelerate and every supplier can become a critical component of the global supply chain. Protecting patents, trademarks and trade secrets world-wide can be difficult and costly. Gregory DeGrazia will provide insight into effective and cost-efficient strategies for protecting IP in the global marketplace.

Trade Secrets and the Automobile: The Eastern District of Michigan is now one of the top ten most active trade secret districts. Michael Azzi will provide practical guidance on defining and protecting trade secrets in the current legal landscape, including a discussion of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and current legal considerations when determining how best to protect trade secrets from misappropriation.

Autonomous Vehicle IP Redux: As the drive toward autonomous technology continues to accelerate, patent publications covering autonomous technology continue to significantly grow. Vito Ciaravino will update past findings on technologies being patented and possible implications for automotive suppliers, and provide the latest insight on what new technologies may emerge.

Licensing and Monetization of Intellectual Property: IP is a valuable asset that is often underutilized as a revenue generator. Monetization of IP can provide a significant revenue stream to any technology-driven organization, including traditional manufacturing companies that have made breakthroughs in products or processes. Christopher Ongena will discuss new IP licensing and monetization strategies that could increase organizational revenue.

Registration Information

Registration Fees:

OESA Members on or before Oct. 26, 2017                                               $125
OESA Members after Oct. 26, 2017                                                             $175

Non-OESA Members on or before Oct. 26, 2017                                       $175
Non-OESA Members after Oct. 26, 2017                                                     $225

CLICK HERE for PDF Registration Form

For additional registration and program information, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or info@oesa.org.

Note: Refunds cannot be given after Oct. 31, 2017. Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.”


Event Agenda

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