Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP - Intellectual Property Law http://www.arelaw.com/ Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein is a well-established mid-sized legal firm engaged exclusively in the practice of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and related matters. Since our inception in 1953, we have earned an impressive record of successes for our clients, from individuals to multinational corporations, both domestic and worldwide. These successes are borne of the vigorous application of legal expertise, innovation and objective analysis. en Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:24:25 +0000 Floodlight Design CMS Charles Macedo and David Goldberg Co-Author Article For Oxford University Press's Journal Of Intellectual Property Law & Practice on the US Supreme Courts finding authority held by administrative patent judges to be unconstitutional http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/jiplp-macedo-goldberg-co-author-article/ Charles Macedo and David Goldberg co-authored an <a href="https://academic.oup.com/jiplp/article/16/12/1293/6468549?guestAccessKey=7aa68093-eb43-470a-ae7d-d9fc9c2c5032" target="_blank">article </a>for <em>Oxford University Press&rsquo;s Journal of Intellectual Property Law &amp; Practice</em>&nbsp;on the US Supreme Courts finding authority held by administrative patent judges to be unconstitutional.<em><br /><br />United States v Arthrex, Inc.</em>, Nos. 19-1434, 19-1452, 19-1458, 594 US ____, slip opinion, United States Supreme Court, 21 June 2021 (Arthrex III)<br /><br /><em>Arthrex, Inc. v Smith &amp; Nephew, Inc.</em>, 941 F3d 1320 (Federal Circuit 2019) (&lsquo;<em>Arthrex I</em>&rsquo;),<em> rehearing and rehearing en banc denied</em>, 953 F3d 760 (Federal Circuit 2020) (&lsquo;<em>Arthrex II</em>&rsquo;), <em>petition for certiorari filed</em><br /><br />On 21 June 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in <em>United States v. Arthrex, Inc.</em> finding that the authority of administrative patent judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to issue Final Written Decisions without review by a superior is inconsistent with their appointment as inferior officers under the Appointments Clause of the US Constitution. The Supreme Court sought to cure this constitutional violation by giving the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office more control over the rulings of APJs.<br /><br /><a href="https://academic.oup.com/jiplp/article/16/12/1293/6468549?guestAccessKey=7aa68093-eb43-470a-ae7d-d9fc9c2c5032" target="_blank">Read the full article.</a> Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/jiplp-macedo-goldberg-co-author-article/ Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP Expands Practice with Addition of Another Member from Cooper & Dunham http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/inthepress-are-expands-practice-with-addition-of-another/ January 1, 2022 (New York): Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein LLP, a full-service, New York-based intellectual property law firm announced today that it has expanded its practice and strengthened its client offerings by adding yet another partner, Paul Tang, from the prominent intellectual property boutique Cooper &amp; Dunham.<br /> <br />This adds to the other professionals that joined the firm from Cooper &amp; Dunham in September 2021:<br /><ul><li>Gary Gershik</li><li>John White</li><li>Darren Haber</li><li>Christopher Dunham</li><li>Eric Eisenberg</li><li>Patrick Skacel</li><li>Linsheng Li</li><li>Yangfan Xu</li><li>Roland Rivera-Santiago (Law Clerk)</li><li>Andrew Gorman (Scientific Advisor)</li><li>Tony Taldone (Scientific Advisor)</li></ul>The new lawyers represent a wide range of clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies and brings additional expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as electronics, computer hardware, software, genetics, semiconductors, consumer products, medical devices and information technology. The lawyers also have extensive experience in trademarks, trade dress, false advertising, celebrity endorsements, trade secrets and copyrights as well as extensive litigation experience in federal courts and administrative proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.<br /> <br />&quot;We are thrilled to add this team to our firm who are among the most experienced intellectual property professionals in the industry. Their depth of experience provides significant value to the firm, our clients and the industries we serve&rdquo; said Anthony Lo Cicero, Managing Partner. &ldquo;We are now better positioned than ever to provide a wide array of intellectual property services to our clients.&rdquo;<br /> <br />&quot;When looking for a new professional home, we sought a leading intellectual property law firm that complimented our practice and would allow us to continue to provide exceptional and personal service to our clients. Very early on in our search, we realized that Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein was that firm. We look forward to leveraging our collective experiences and contributing to the firm&rsquo;s array of outstanding legal services,&rdquo; said Gary Gershik.<br /> <br />Douglas Miro, ARE Law partner noted, &quot;We are proud to add Gary and his team to the Amster family. The addition of our new colleagues solidifies our market position as one of the leading intellectual property specialty law firms in New York and throughout the country.&rdquo;<br /> <br />Learn more about <a href="http://www.arelaw.com/" target="_blank">Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein LLP. </a><br /> <br /><strong>About Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein LLP</strong> <br />Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein works closely with clients of all sizes to provide sound counsel in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, false advertising, computer software/internet protection and IP transactions.<br /><br type="_moz" /> Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/inthepress-are-expands-practice-with-addition-of-another/ NYIPLA PTAB Committee to Host PTAB Game Night http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/nyipla-ptab-committee-to-host-ptab-game-night/ Join the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) PTAB Committee on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 for <strong><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1411">PTAB Game Night</a></strong>.<div>&nbsp;</div><div>In this interactive trivia competition, a distinguished group of USPTO officials, including Vice Chief Judge Kal Deshpande, Judge Amanda Weiker and Judge Eric Jeschke, will host the PTAB Game Night. <br /><br />The distinguished panel of judges will elaborate on each answer with a few learning points in categories covering precedential decisions, motions and PTAB myths.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>There will be a Q&amp;A session afterward. Please remember to re-register for the PTAB Committee if you have not yet done so in the new year.<br /><br />Amster partner Charley Macedo is co-chair of the NYIPLA's PTAB Committee.<br /><br /><strong><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1411">Register for the event</a></strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 04 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/nyipla-ptab-committee-to-host-ptab-game-night/ NYIPLA Features an Interview with Board Member and Amster Lawyer David Goldberg http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/q-and-a-with-david-goldberg-and-nyipla-20211119/ A Q&amp;A with David Goldberg was featured in the latest issue of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's newsletter. David is a new board member of the NYIPLA and has been an active volunteer for the NYIPLA for many years.<div>&nbsp;</div><div>David said that he joined the NYIPLA because &quot;Amster, Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein has a strong commitment to the association and a strong culture of mentoring, and partners Anthony Lo Cicero (ex-President and current Co-Chair of the LAC) and Charley Macedo (ex-Board Member and current Co-Chair of the PTAB Committee) encouraged me to get involved. Their support and the firm's commitment to pro-bono work are what have made my long-term involvement with the NYIPLA possible.&quot;</div><br />View the article <a href="https://pub.lucidpress.com/cb7104f7-193e-4ef4-ac88-2e1db6617a01/#_ZpdWNM4HQ70"><strong>here</strong></a>. Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/q-and-a-with-david-goldberg-and-nyipla-20211119/ Anthony Lo Cicero and Charley Macedo to Speak at LES Hot Topic Tuesday - Pending IP Legislation: What You Need to Know http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/anthony-lo-cicero-and-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-les-hot-topic-t/ On December 14, ARE Law partners Anthony Lo Cicero and Charley Macedo will speak at the Licensing Executives Society's (LES) Hot Topic Tuesday virtual event on &quot;Pending IP Legislation: What You Need to Know.&quot;<br /><br />More information to come - <strong><a href="https://www.lesi.org/events/upcoming-events">check the LES event page</a></strong> for information on how to register for this program. Tue, 14 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/anthony-lo-cicero-and-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-les-hot-topic-t/ Doug Miro and Charley Macedo to Speak at the New York State Bar Association Program on Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property: What IP Practitioners Need to Know About Non-Fungible Tokens http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/doug-miro-and-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-the-new-york-state-bar-/ On December 8, Doug Miro and Charley Macedo will speak at the New York State Bar Association program on Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property: What IP Practitioners Need to Know About Non-Fungible Tokens.<br /><br />Doug and Charley will be part of a panel on, &quot;<strong><a href="https://nysba.org/events/emerging-trends-in-intellectual-property-what-ip-practitioners-need-to-know-about-non-fungible-tokens-nfts/">What IP Practitioners Should Know about NFTs</a></strong>.&quot;<br /><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This panel will consider the key intellectual property issues developing around NFTs, how NFTs&nbsp;intersect with current forms of IP protection, financial aspects of NFTs and provide practical&nbsp;advice for counseling clients on protecting their IP and legal solutions for their business. The panel&nbsp;will also inform IP practitioners on the emerging regulatory considerations for these digital assets,&nbsp;as well as legal and financial risks and benefits of NFTs.<br /><br /><a href="https://nysba.org/events/emerging-trends-in-intellectual-property-what-ip-practitioners-need-to-know-about-non-fungible-tokens-nfts/"><strong>Learn more and register for this virtual program</strong></a>.</div> Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/doug-miro-and-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-the-new-york-state-bar-/ NYIPLA PTAB Committee to Tackle Congressional Bills Relating to PTAB Reform on December 7 Featuring Charley Macedo and Anthony Lo Cicero http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/nyipla-ptab-committee-to-tackle-congressional-bills-relating-to-/ <span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.9); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: " open="" font-size:="">As the holiday season begins, on December 7 at 4pm ET the New York Intellectual Property Association's PTAB Committee <a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1409"><strong>will tackle a summary of the currently pending (and soon to be expected) bills in congress addressing potential reform of the PTAB</strong></a>, including:<br /></span><div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: " open="" color:="" font-size:="" background-color:=""><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</div><ul><li>H.R. 5902 (Conducting Legally Efficient Administration and Resolution of Patents) and&nbsp;</li><li>S.2891 (Restoring the American Invents Act),</li><li>H.R. 5874 (Restoring America&rsquo;s Leadership in Innovation Act),&nbsp;</li><li>the old S.2082 (Stronger Patents Act of 2019) (which is expected to be represented in some form soon)</li><li>as well as the upcoming hearings on Kathi Vidal as next Director.</li></ul><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">ARE Law partners Co-Chair Charley Macedo of the PTAB Committee and Co-Chair Anthony Lo Cicero from the LAC Committee will be leading the discussion.</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">The PTAB Committee will also be soliciting comments from attendees regarding potential comments to submit on S.2891.</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">This event is free to all NYIPLA members and PTAB Committee members. Non-NYIPLA members can join for $30. <strong><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1409">Register here</a></strong>.<br /><br />NYIPLA PTAB Meeting Video: <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bvLGk7LbILzK2lsuDCImlyqtTuLQkQaT/view" target="_blank">Recorded December 2021</a></div></div> Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/nyipla-ptab-committee-to-tackle-congressional-bills-relating-to-/ The Trademark Lawyer Features the Arrival of Lawyers and Other Colleagues from Cooper & Dunham http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/the-trademark-lawyer-features-the-arrival-of-lawyers-and-other-c/ <strong><a href="https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/amster-rothstein-ebenstein-expands-practice-with-addition-of-group-from-cooper-dunham/">The Trademark Lawyer</a></strong> featured the arrival of a group of professionals from the prominent intellectual property boutique Cooper &amp; Dunham LLP, helping to solidifiy ARE Law's market position as a leading intellectual property law firm<br /><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The group includes veteran practitioners Christopher C. Dunham, John P. White and Gary J. Gershik, along with recent partner Darren Haber and several associates and scientific advisors.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The new group represents a wide range of clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies and brings particular expertise in biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical arts. The group has extensive patent litigation experience in Federal Courts throughout the United States, as well as administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter-Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR) and appeals, and before patent offices outside of the United States, including opposition proceedings.</div><br /><a href="https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/amster-rothstein-ebenstein-expands-practice-with-addition-of-group-from-cooper-dunham/"><strong>Read more</strong></a>.&nbsp; Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/the-trademark-lawyer-features-the-arrival-of-lawyers-and-other-c/ IPWatchdog Notes Arrival of Cooper & Dunham Lawyers to Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/ipwatchdog-notes-arrival-of-cooper--dunham-lawyers-to-amster-rot/ <a href="https://www.ipwatchdog.com/press/amster-rothstein-ebenstein-expands-practice/">IPWatchdog </a>covered the recent arrival of a team of lawyers, paralegals and scientific advisors from intellectual property boutique law firm Cooper &amp; Dunham to Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein.&nbsp;<br /><br />As the article notes, &quot;The new group represents a wide range of clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies and brings particular expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical arts. The group has extensive patent litigation experience in Federal Courts throughout the United States, as well as administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter-Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR) and appeals, and before patent offices outside of the United States, including opposition proceedings.&quot;<br /><br /><a href="http://www.ipwatchdog.com/press/amster-rothstein-ebenstein-expands-practice/">Learn more</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/ipwatchdog-notes-arrival-of-cooper--dunham-lawyers-to-amster-rot/ Anthony Lo Cicero and Charley Macedo to Speak at the NYIPLA Fall Patent CLE Series http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/anthony-lo-cicero-and-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-the-nyipla-fall/ Managing partner Anthony Lo Cicero and partner Charley Macedo will be featured speakers at the New York Intellectual Property Association (NYIPLA)'s <strong><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1395">Fall Patent CLE Series</a></strong>.&nbsp;<br /><br />Anthony will moderate a panel on November 16 at 12:30pm to 1:45pm ET on &quot;Legislative Developments 2021: Pending and Proposed Legislation That Would Affect Intellectual Property Rights.&quot;&nbsp;<br /><br />On November 9 at 2pm ET, Charley will speak on a Fireside Chat with&nbsp;Chief Administrative Judge Boalick of the PTAB/USPTO.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1395"><strong>Learn more and register</strong></a>.&nbsp; Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/anthony-lo-cicero-and-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-the-nyipla-fall/ Charley Macedo to Speak at the November NYIPLA PTAB Committee on Examining Constitutionality Challenges After Arthrex and APJ Compensation http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-the-november--nyipla-ptab-committee-/ Charley Macedo, the co-chair of the NYIPLA PTAB Committee, will speak at the <a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1406">November meeting</a> on &quot;Examining Constitutionality Challenges After Arthrex and APJ Compensation.&quot;<br /><br /><div>In this interactive presentation, the PTAB Committee will be joined by Professor Timothy Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law to the Federal Circuit's October 13, 2021 decision in <em>Mobility Workx, LLC v. Unified Patents, LLC</em>. <br /><br />Specifically, in its decision, the Federal Circuit examined several constitutionality challenges after Arthrex, including whether the Director&rsquo;s delegation of his/her responsibility to make final unreviewable institution decisions to the same APJ&rsquo;s who make the Final Written Decision violates the Administrative Procedures Act and/or the Due Process Clause of the Constitution.&nbsp; <br /><br />Professor Hsieh will then discuss the issue of APJ compensation and its ethical implications with PTAB Committee co-chairs Charley Macedo and Ken Adamo and board liaison Rob Rando.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>There will be a Q&amp;A session afterward. This event is free to all NYIPLA members and PTAB Committee members. Non-NYIPLA members can join for $30. 1 Ethics CLE credit will be available for attendees. Please remember to re-register for the PTAB Committee if you have not yet done so in the new year.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SPEAKERS:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><ul><li>Kenneth Adamo, Owner, Law Office of KRAdamo</li><li>Timothy Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law</li><li>Charles Macedo, Partner, Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein</li><li>Robert Rando, Partner, Greenspoon Marder</li></ul><div>1.0 credit of NY/NJ ethics CLE is available.</div><br /><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1406">Learn more and register</a>.<br /><br /> <br />NYIPLA PTAB Meeting Video: <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qtaB_DNCPyfYWkFJ0SfNm9CV_x0AQbP-/view" target="_blank">Recorded November 2021</a> Tue, 02 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/-charley-macedo-to-speak-at-the-november--nyipla-ptab-committee-/ Charley Macedo to Co-Present AUTM 2021 Software Webinar Series with Technology Transfer Industry Leaders http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/charley-macedo-to-co-present-autm-2021-software-webinar-series/ Charley Macedo will once again speak at the <a href="https://autm.net/careers-and-courses/professional-development-courses/software-course/software-course">AUTM Software Course</a>, which will be held on two Fridays, October 15 and 29 at 1pm to 2:30pm ET.&nbsp;<br /><br /><div>Course 1 on October 15 will explore:</div><div><br />New Realities in Software IP Protection</div><div><br />Speakers:</div><ul><li>Charles Macedo, Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein LLP</li><li>Chris Ghere, University of Minnesota</li><li>Virinchi Juttukonda, University of Maryland</li><li>Michael Wrobel, University of Maryland</li><li>Drew Bennett, University of Michigan</li><li>Angela Kujak, UCLA<br />&nbsp;</li></ul><div>This presentation will begin with an overview of some of the more pertinent developments in intellectual property law over the past year and how it impacts a TTOs efforts to protect and monetize data and software, including:&nbsp;</div><ul><li>Supreme Court decisions involving copyright protection of declaratory code, software, government edits, and state sovereign immunity&nbsp;</li><li>Recent cases on what is protectible/fair use on the internet including embedded links, de minimus display of artwork&nbsp;</li><li>Developments in copyright and trade secret law to protect data&nbsp;</li><li>Latest saga in protecting software in the courts and PTO&nbsp;</li><li>Litigation surrounding scope of use for AI and ML</li></ul>After setting the stage, the panel of technology transfer officers will share real life examples of the types of inquiries they get from faculty, how they have (or have not) adjusted their programs in view of these recent developments, and how new trends in the field have impacted the way they identify IP at their institutions.<br /><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Course 2 on October 29 will explore:</div><div>Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Licensing<br />&nbsp;</div><div>Speakers:</div><ul><li>Charles R. Macedo, Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein LLP</li><li>Dinesh Divakaran, Duke University</li><li>Cindy Chepanoske, Carnegie Mellon University</li><li>Myron Kassaraba, MIT Technology Licensing Office</li><li>Svetlana Sowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</li></ul><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This 90-minute session will take over where the 2020 Software Course left off and build upon the presentations that all 2021 registrant have access to. The presentation will begin by providing a high-level overview of what is artificial intelligence and machine learning and describe what tools are available to use to protect, monetize and license the software and data.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, our panelists will walk though real-world examples of licensing programs that they have implemented &ndash; both successful and less successful &ndash; to guide other TTOs on how to set up and implement new programs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bonus: Included in the course registration is on-demand access to the 2020 Virtual Software Course Webinars, which includes an additional five 90-minute presentations.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="https://autm.net/careers-and-courses/professional-development-courses/software-course/software-course">Learn more and register</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/charley-macedo-to-co-present-autm-2021-software-webinar-series/ 13 ARE Law Lawyers Named to 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers List http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/13-are-law-lawyers-named-to-2021-new-york-super-lawyers-list/ 13 ARE Law lawyers were named to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers List.<br /><br />The ranked lawyers reflect a broad cross section of our multidisciplinary intellectual property practice.&nbsp;<br /><br />Our 2021 Super Lawyers are:&nbsp;<br /><ul><li><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/debenstein/">Daniel Ebenstein</a>, Intellectual Property</li><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/eeisenberg/">Eric Eisenberg</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation</li><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/kgeorge/">Kenneth George</a>, Intellectual Property, Health Care</li><li><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/alocicero/">Anthony Lo Cicero</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property</li><li><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/cmacedo/">Charley Macedo</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation</li><li><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/rmandaro/">Rich Mandaro</a>,&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Verdana, sans-serif">Intellectual Property</font></li><li><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/miro/">Douglas Miro</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation</li><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/crothstein/">Chester Rothstein</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property</li><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/jpwhite/">John White</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property</li><li><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/nzipkin/">Neil Zipkin</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution</li></ul><br />Our 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars are:<ul><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/dgoldberg/">David Goldberg</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property</li><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/olivia-harris/">Olivia Harris</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation</li><li><a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/clisiewski/">Chris Lisiewski</a>,&nbsp;Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation</li></ul>Congratulations to <a href="https://arelaw.com/professional/miro/">Doug Miro </a>for once again being named one of the Top 100 Metro Super Lawyers in New York.&nbsp;This is the fifth time Doug has been named to this prestigious list.&nbsp;<br type="_moz" /><br type="_moz" /><div>The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for professional achievement within their areas of practice. The yearly Rising Stars list recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 in practice for ten years or less.<br />&nbsp;</div><div>Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. <a href="https://profiles.superlawyers.com/new-york-metro/new-york/lawfirm/amster-rothstein-and-ebenstein-llp/8f061797-a903-4c7a-938f-2e0ce2b082a5.html">Learn more here about Super Lawyers</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><br type="_moz" /> Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/13-are-law-lawyers-named-to-2021-new-york-super-lawyers-list/ SSRN Features Article by Charley Macedo and LES Annual Meeting Co-panelists on How to Identify, Prepare and Package Data for Monetization in AI http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/ssrn-features-article-by-charley-macedo-and-les-annual-meeting-c/ <div>SSRN recently featured an article written by ARE Law partner Charley Macedo and his co-panelists from the 2021 Licensing Executives Society USA and Canada Annual Meeting. The article, &quot;<a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3897882">How to Identify, Prepare and Package Data for Monetization in AI</a>,&rdquo; originally appeared in les Nouvelles, the Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LVI No. 3 published in September 2021.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div><div>The article notes, &ldquo;As computers have become more powerful and the collection of data has exploded, monetization opportunities for an organization with respect to its treasure troves of data are becoming more and more prevalent. In order to assist organizations on how to prepare and package data for monetization in artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) opportunities, this article provides an overview of key considerations outlined at the 2020 LES USA and Canada Annual Meeting in a virtual presentation that was shared with the same title.<br />&nbsp;</div><div>The article&rsquo;s co-authors include Nicole Spence of IBM Corporation, Benjamin Beavan of Getty Images and Barry Brager of Perception Partners.<br /><br /><a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3897882">Read the article</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/ssrn-features-article-by-charley-macedo-and-les-annual-meeting-c/ Charley Macedo and Chris Lisiewski Speak at the NYIPLA PTAB Committee on Unresolved and Open Issues in Arthrex http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/charley-macedo-and-chris-lisiewski-speak-at-the-nyipla-ptab-comm/ Today, New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) PTAB Committee co-chairs Charley Macedo (from Amster Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein) and Ken Adamo and other members of the PTAB Committee, including ARE Law associate Christopher Lisiewski discussed open and unresolved issues after the Supreme Court's June Arthrex decision.<div>&nbsp;</div><div>Specifically, in its decision, the Supreme Court held that APJs are principal officers. However, the Supreme Court did not agree with the Federal Circuit's remedy and determined that final written decisions of APJs must be subject to review by the Director of the USPTO.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="https://bit.ly/3msh16f">Learn more about the NYIPLA PTAB Committee</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/charley-macedo-and-chris-lisiewski-speak-at-the-nyipla-ptab-comm/ Charley Macedo and Co-Panelists from the 2020 LES USA and Canada Annual Meeting Publish Article in LES Nouvelles on How to Identify, Prepare And Package Data For Monetization in AI http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/how-to-identify-prepare-and-package-data-for-monetization-in-ai/ <br /><div>Charley Macedo and his virtual co-panelists from the 2020 Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA and Canada Annual Meeting published an article in the September issue of LES Nouvelles on their conference topic, &quot;<a href="https://www.arelaw.com/images/article/link_pdf-1-1633045389-Monetization%20in%20AI[2].pdf">How to Identify, Prepare And Package Data For Monetization in AI</a>.&quot;<br /><br />The article provides an overview on how organizations can prepare and package data for monetization in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) opportunities<br /><br />Charley's LES Conference co-panelists included:<br />&nbsp;</div><ul><li>Nicole Spence,&nbsp;Senior Intellectual Property Attorney at IBM Watson and The Weather Company</li><li>Benjamin Beavan,&nbsp;Global Director Strategic Development at Getty Images</li><li>Barry Brager, CEO of Perception Partners</li></ul><div><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/images/article/link_pdf-1-1633045389-Monetization%20in%20AI[2].pdf">Read the full article</a>.</div> Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/how-to-identify-prepare-and-package-data-for-monetization-in-ai/ ARE Copyright Alert: California Court Differs from NY - Applies Server Test to Rule That Embedding Posts Does Not Constitute Copyright Infringement http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/alert09282021/ Is it copyright infringement to embed a link to a work posted on Instagram? Two recent courts, in two different circuits, have come to opposite conclusions.<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In a nutshell, the legal question asks if it&rsquo;s copyright infringement when an online use, such as in an article, simply copies an Instagram page link (or Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to the work, often posted by the copyright owner him/herself, rather than copying and posting the work itself. <br /><br />Defendants argue that they don&rsquo;t infringe because copyright infringement requires &ldquo;copying,&rdquo; and if they never copy the photo, <i>but instead only copy a link to the photo</i>, they technically don&rsquo;t infringe. Put another way, the image never moves from the Instagram/Twitter/Facebook server, and so &ldquo;copying/infringement&rdquo; never occurs.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/-copyright-alert-new-york-ccourt-rules-that-embedding-copyrighte/" target="_blank">As we discussed over the summer</a><u>,</u> Judge Rakoff in <i>Nicklen v. Sinclair Broadcasting Group</i>, <i>Inc</i>, recently held that embedding a post is a &ldquo;display&rdquo; within the meaning of the Copyright Act and thus constitutes copyright infringement. <i>Nicklen v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.</i>, No. 20-cv-10300 (JSR), 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142768 (S.D.N.Y. July 30, 2021) (&ldquo;Nicklen&rdquo;). Judge Rakoff explicitly rejected the 9th Circuit&rsquo;s server test in his ruling, reasoning that the display of the image, not the location of the data which makes up the image, is the relevant metric.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Judge Charles Breyer, a judge in the Northern District of California, has now ruled the other way. <i>Alexis Hunley v. Instagram, LLC</i>, No. 21-cv-03778-CRB, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177667 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 17, 2021) (&ldquo;Hunley&rdquo;). Breyer&rsquo;s opinion followed the server test as laid out by the 9th Circuit in <i>Perfect 10</i><i>Inc. v. Amazon.com</i>, <i>Inc.,&nbsp;</i>508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2007), and rejected the claim that merely embedding an image through Instagram&rsquo;s API constitutes copyright infringement.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It remains to be seen how courts in other circuits will rule on the matter.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Background </b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div>In <i>Hunley</i>, plaintiffs Alexis Hunley and Matthew Brauer are freelance photographers who used Instagram to share photos and videos. Hunley and Brauer&rsquo;s posts have been frequently embedded in third party webpages using Instagram&rsquo;s API.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Hunley and Brauer sued Instagram as part of a class action, alleging that Instagram encouraged third parties to embed copyrighted works and is thus vicariously liable. Instagram moved to dismiss the suit on the grounds that, <i>inter alia</i>, embedding Instagram posts does not constitute copyright infringement.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Discussion</b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div>All parties agreed that the case hinged on &ldquo;a single legal question&rdquo;, namely, whether or not embedding images without physically storing them on a third-party server constitutes a display of the embedded image. Answering this question, the court ruled that simply embedding images using Instagram&rsquo;s API does not constitute copyright infringement, and granted Instagram&rsquo;s motion to dismiss.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The court reached its answer by applying 9th Circuit precedent as laid out in <i>Perfect 10, </i>which considered embedded images in the context of search engine results.</div> <div><i>&nbsp;</i></div> <div>As the court noted, <i>Perfect 10 </i>relied primarily upon the language of the Copyright Act. According to the Act, it is copyright infringement to &ldquo;display&rdquo; an image, which means to &ldquo;show a copy of it&rdquo;. &ldquo;Copies&rdquo;, in turn, are &ldquo;material objects &hellip; in which a work is fixed &hellip; and from which the work can be perceived.&rdquo; A work is not fixed (and thus not a copy) unless it is &ldquo;sufficiently permanent or stable to permit it to be perceived &hellip; for a period of more than a transitory duration.&rdquo; Applying this language, as laid out in <i>Perfect 10</i>, unless an image or video is stored on a third-party&rsquo;s physical server, then it is not &ldquo;fixed.&rdquo; And, because it is not fixed, the embedded image is not a &ldquo;copy&rdquo;, and as such is not technically a display.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Accordingly, according to the court, because using Instagram&rsquo;s API does not store the image on the third-party&rsquo;s server, displaying embedded images on third party webpages through the API does not constitute infringement on the part of third parties.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Hunley, citing Rakoff&rsquo;s opinion in <i>Nicklen, </i>argued that the court should cabin <i>Perfect 10 </i>to search engine results alone, and refuse to apply the server test.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As we previously noted, the court in <i>Nicklen</i>, like the court in <i>Perfect 10</i>, relied heavily upon the plain text of the statute. However, the court in <i>Nicklen </i>rejected the server test, reasoning that, because, under the Copyright Act, the protection for authors is both broad, encompassing not just &ldquo;the first copy&hellip; but any copy of the work&rdquo; as well as &ldquo;technology-neutral,&rdquo; extending to &ldquo;any device or process,&rdquo; using an API to embed images without permission constituted copying.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The court, however, discarded Rakoff&rsquo;s interpretation, noting that, unlike courts in the Southern District of New York, it was &ldquo;not free to ignore Ninth Circuit Precedent.&rdquo; &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Furthermore, while Hunley urged that the Supreme Court&rsquo;s 2014 decision in <i>Aereo </i>overturned <i>Perfect 10</i>, the court held that, because <i>Aereo </i>dealt with ambiguous language surrounding the &ldquo;performance right,&rdquo; the present case was distinguishable.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Conclusion</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The court&rsquo;s holding means that the applicable rule may depend on the jurisdiction, leaving nationwide publishers with difficult choices as they develop content acquisition strategies.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We will continue to monitor and report on the use of embedded Instagram posts of photographs and videos.&nbsp; In the meantime, please feel free to contact us to learn more.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/crothstein/" target="_blank">Chester Rothstein</a>, and <a href="https://www.arelaw.com/professional/hpekowsky/" target="_blank">Holly Pekowsky</a>, are partners, and Thomas Hart is a law clerk at Amster, Rothstein &amp; Ebenstein LLP. Their practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law, including copyright and trademark litigation associated with social media. They can be reached at <a href="mailto:crothstein@arelaw.com">crothstein@arelaw.com</a>, <a href="mailto:hpekowsky@arelaw.com">hpekowsky@arelaw.com</a>&nbsp;and <a href="mailto:thart@arelaw.com">thart@arelaw.com</a>.</div> Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/alert09282021/ Charles Macedo to Present Introductory Remarks at the 2021 Annual Friedman Lecture on Excellence in Appellate Advocacy http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/charles-macedo-annual-friedman-lecture-2021/ <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 11px;">On November 19, Charles Macedo will present introductory remarks at the <a href="http://fedcirbar.org/Programs-Sponsorship/Calendar/ArticleID/1442" target="_blank">2021 Annual Friedman Lecture on Excellence in Appellate Advocacy (Virtual)</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 11px;">.&nbsp;<br /></span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 11px;" /><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 11px;">This event honors the life and work of Federal Circuit Judge Daniel M. Friedman, and elevates the dialogue on excellence in appellate advocacy. Charley served as a law clerk for Judge Friedman and has been a part of this event for many years.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://fedcirbar.org/Programs-Sponsorship/Calendar/ArticleID/1442" target="_blank">Learn more about the event here.</a></div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/charles-macedo-annual-friedman-lecture-2021/ Practical Law General Contract Clauses: Confidentiality Agreement Clauses After the Defend Trade Secrets Act<br> http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/practicallaw09172021/ Charles Macedo with appreciation the contributions of Michael Sebba to the original version of these Standard Clauses, and David Goldberg, Olivia Harris and Christopher Lisiewski, who assisted with research and revisions to these Standard Clauses: General Contract Clauses: Confidentiality Agreement Clauses After the Defend Trade Secrets Act<br /><br />Standard Clauses for use in confidentiality agreements drafted after the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). These Standard Clauses include whistleblower protections and notice of immunity provisions for nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) between a company and an individual who is an employee, a contractor, or a consultant. They also include other clauses commonly used in business-to-business transactions with drafting notes addressing possible implications of the DTSA. These Standard Clauses have integrated notes with important explanations and drafting and negotiating tips.<br /><br /> <a href="/images/file/General%20Contract%20Clauses%20Confidentiality%20Agreement%20Clauses%20After%20the%20Defend%20Trade%20Secrets%20Act%20(w-002-9194)%209_17_21.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the full article.</a> Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/practicallaw09172021/ Chris Lisiewski to Serve as Co-Chair of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)'s Inventor of the Year Awards http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/chris-lisiewski-to-serve-as-co-chair-of-the-new-york-intellectua/ Chris Lisiewski is serving as co-chair of the&nbsp;New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)'s Inventor of the Year Awards.<br /><br /><div>The Inventor of the Year Award is presented each year in recognition of the contribution that the invention has and/or will make towards society as a whole.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nominations will help to extend recognition to deserving innovators and inventors, and promote the practice of intellectual property law.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This year&rsquo;s winner will receive $5,000. The submission deadline is Thursday, December 16, 2021.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="https://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/InventoroftheYearAward.asp">Submit here</a>.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.arelaw.com/publications/view/chris-lisiewski-to-serve-as-co-chair-of-the-new-york-intellectua/