NYS Events: NYSSTLC Spring Webcasts

Three webcasts will be offered in May and June.  The first one is Wednesday, May 8th.  Jack Rudnick will discuss industry working with universities.  Don’t miss these informative sessions offered through the ESD/NYSTAR sponsored NYS Science & Technology Law Center.

June 19, 12 – 1

John Tracy: US Commercial Service – Connecting To Global Markets  
The US Commercial Service offers a wealth of services including working with companies considering exporting to plan, develop and implement export programs and strategies. This webcast will provide information on this U.S. Department of Commerce program and the support it provides with regard to expanding trade and providing information to US companies. Areas that will be addressed include identifying and exploring appropriate export opportunities in overseas markets, information about market conditions, trade opportunities, and details of problems affecting trade in regions all over the world and the analysis of trade statistics.

John Tracy is an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to his position with Commerce he worked for an international logistics, freight forwarding and Customs brokerage company in Rochester, NY, for a Hong Kong-based steamship line in New York, and managed international logistics for a chemical manufacturing company in New Jersey. He has a B.S. in Economics from Clarkson University and an M.S. in International Transportation Management from the New York Maritime College. He holds a Chartering Certificate from the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents and is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).

July 24, 12 – 1

SUCOL Professor Lisa Dolak: Patent Office Post-Grant Contested Proceedings: New Challenges, New Opportunities
Lisa Dolak is the Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law.  She will review the new USPTO post-issuance review proceedings implemented pursuant to the American Invents Act.  Conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (formerly the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences), new proceedings include inter partes review, post-grant review, transitional post-grant review for covered business method patents, and derivation proceedings.
Professor Dolak’s research interests include issues at the intersections of patent law and judicial procedure, and patent law and legal ethics. Her current research projects focus on the evolving inequitable conduct doctrine, a reconsidered theory of subject matter conflicts, and the interplay between USPTO post-grant proceedings and federal court and ITC litigation.  She served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul F. Michel, retired Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and currently serves as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. She teaches courses on patent law, Internet law, and practice and procedure in the federal courts.
1.5 CLE Credit Available through OCBA

Fall 2013 (Exact date TBA)

Jack Rudnick: Technology Transfer from a Licensee’s Perspective 
Jack Rudnick is an experienced corporate and intellectual property attorney with a specialty in advising emerging technology clients about complex contracts and patents. He will discuss strategies for industry seeking to work with universities including how to identify and access resources at universities such as intellectual property, research equipment and talent.
He is of Counsel at Hiscock and Barclay LLP, advising the Emerging Technology Team which provides a suite of services designed to support technology-based and start-up technology companies. He is an adjunct professor with the Technology Commercialization Law Program team at Syracuse University College of Law, where he also lectures. As former vice president and general counsel to Welch Allyn, Skaneateles, NY and Senior Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at Blue Highway, he has a wealth of experience working with industry and universities in commercializing new technologies.  Mr. Rudnick is also an adjunct professor with theTechnology Commercialization Law Programat Syracuse University College of Law.