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PIJIP: Sixth Annual Finnegan Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property - Marybeth Peters & Jon Baumgarten

Date: 11/04/10
Times: 05:00PM - 08:00PM
Description: Marybeth Peters - Lecturer Marybeth Peters became the United States Register of Copyrights on August 7, 1994. From 1983 to 1994 she held the position of policy planning adviser to the register. She has also served as acting general counsel of the Copyright Office and as chief of both the Examining and Information and Reference divisions. Peters is a frequent speaker on copyright issues; she is the author of The General Guide to the Copyright Act of 1976. She delivered the 2004 Brace Memorial Lecture (at New York University School of Law) and the 1996 Horace S. Manages Lecture at Columbia University School of Law. She serves on the Intellectual Property Advisory Committees of several law schools. Peters received her undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College and her law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia. Peters has received numerous awards for her work as Register of Copyrights. They include: The 2005 Jefferson Medal, awarded by the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, for exceptional contributions in the field of intellectual property, the 2004 Cyber Champion Award presented by the Business Software Alliance, for exceptional contributions in the field of computer law, the 2003 Computer Law Association Past President’s Award for distinguished service to information technology lawyers throughout the world, an award from the American Society of Media Photographers for “exemplary fairness and contributions to photographers,” an award from the Graphic Artists Guild, the Women in Music 1999 Touchstone Award for legislative contributions that brought significant benefit to those in music, the Los Angeles Copyright Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Intellectual Property Law Association 2006 Excellence Award and State Bar of Texas Entertainment & Sports Law Section 2007 Texas Star Award. ____________________ Jon Baumgarten - Respondent Jon Baumgarten is widely recognized as one of the country's leading domestic and international intellectual property lawyers, with particular emphasis in copyright matters, Jon is described by Chambers USA as being "at the very top of the copyright field” and “an extraordinarily creative thinker.” He substantively anchored the firm's trial and appellate teams in a number of successful, precedent-setting intellectual property cases under the Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Amendments (“DMCA”).
Sponsor: PIJIP & Finnegan
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events/finnegan-2010
Location: 603
Contact Name: Stacey Roberts
Contact Phone: 202-274-4445
Contact Email: sjrobert@wcl.american.edu
CLE Credit: Yes
Posted On: 08/30/10
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