Networking Event: History of IP

Join the Licensing Executives Society for a networking event in downtown DC. DC ACM meetup members are invited on behalf of our Member-At-Large, Ray Van Dyke. Mr. Van Dyke will lecture on the topic "The Social and Historical Importance of Intellectual Property in Society" at the networking event.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
12:00 - 12:30 PM Networking
12:30 - 1:15 PM Presentation

This program will provide a historical and technological overview of societal developments of laws and particularly intellectual property laws, i.e., patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. The presentation will be a lively trip through the history of IP, providing a perspective on the controversies of today.

LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Online Registration Dealine: July 22,[masked] PM, EDT

No refunds after July 22, 2014
Substitutions are permitted

Mr. Van Dyke has practiced for over twenty five years in the Technology Law and Intellectual Property areas, specializing in various technologies, in litigation, licensing and procurement. In 2010, he started his own Intellectual Property consulting practice after many experiences in firms and in-house, and specializes in technology, patent, trademark, copyright, Internet law and related IP areas. His clientele are diverse (life sciences and IT), cross-disciplinary (emerging), large and small companies, government, universities and individuals, domestic and foreign, and all with interesting technologies.

His DC-based practice allows him to personally and regularly handle matters on behalf of clients and officials at the USPTO, Federal Circuit and local courts, FTC, ITC, State Department, etc.

Since 2000, he has taught a comprehensive and practical IP course for engineers, business people and other professionals, currently at SMU, and has also taught at TTU and a course in Strasbourg, France on licensing. He is the Chair of the Greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, former Chair of the Professionalism & Ethics, Emerging Technologies and Latin America Practice Committees of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Co-Chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County's Intellectual Property Committee, Board Member of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Board Member of the United States - Japanese Patent Office Liaison Council, and continues his involvement in IPO, AIPPI, ABA, BIO, IEEE and other legal and technical organizations. The State Department and other groups have regularly asked him to meet with foreign dignitaries and ambassadors regarding the principles of U.S. IP law. He has also lectured across the world on technology, litigation and IP issues, e.g., throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

He is licensed to practice in DC, MD, NY, NJ and TX, as well as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts and a number of District Courts, Court of International Trade and Federal Court of Claims, as well as various bar associations. His email is [masked], website and phone 202.378.3903.

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