WASHINGTON, July 8, 2010 - Negotiators for the United States government on intellectual property and innovation have just returned from international negotiations in Switzerland on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A member of the United States Trade Representative and other experts will speak on the controversial treaty at BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on July 13 in Washington, D.C.
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stanford McCoy is expected to discuss the meeting, its affect on American companies and how differences between the technology and entertainment industries might be bridged by the end of the year.
McCoy will be joined by Michael Carroll, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University; Steve Metalitz, Counsel, International Intellectual Property Alliance and Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP; Heidi Salow, Of Counsel, DLA Piper; and Matthew Schruers, Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legislative Affairs, CCIA.
The broadband and intellectual property news service of BroadbandBreakfast.com is offering free tickets to this third event in its Intellectual Property Breakfast Club series, “The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.”
The event will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m.
FREE Registration is available at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.
The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club is sponsored by Intel Corporation, Public Knowledge and Time Warner Cable.
The event will be hosted by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and moderated by Sarah Lai Stirland, Assistant Managing Editor, BroadbandBreakfast.com. Lai Stirland has covered business, finance and legal affairs, telecommunications and tech policy for 15 years from New York, Washington and San Francisco, and has written extensively about intellectual property.
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