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Jo Dale Carothers, Shareholder, Weintraub Tobin to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Emerging Issues: Reconsidering Intellectual Property in Cloud Computing in 2016 Webcast

New York, NY, October 10, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jo Dale Carothers, Shareholder, Weintraub Tobin will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Emerging Issues: Reconsidering Intellectual Property in Cloud Computing in 2016.” This event is scheduled for November 10, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Jo Dale Carothers

Jo Dale Carothers is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. With a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, her practice emphasizes patent and trade secret litigation and licensing in the field of electrical and computer engineering, including electronics, embedded systems and high performance computing, microprocessors/microcontrollers, memory devices, wireless communications devices and protocols, smartphones and smart TVs (along with applications), in-home networking for computing and entertainment, consumer electronics, semiconductor process and fabrication technology, packaging, power conversion, and software for numerous applications. Jo Dale has extensive experience representing companies in litigation in federal district courts and state courts across the country and in Section 337 investigations in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). She is also admitted to practice before the USPTO.

About Weintraub Tobin

Great ideas take many shapes and are the impetus for great commercial endeavors. Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property team works with national and global companies, start-up ventures, and individuals in all aspects of intellectual property. Experienced in a broad range of industries, including electronics, communications, software, digital media, entertainment, biotechnology, chemistry, mechanical systems, and fashion, Weintraub Tobin handles litigation and transactions involving protection, ownership, acquisition, licensing, infringement, and validity of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. The attorneys file and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and internationally, handle disputes in the USPTO, and litigate cases in courts throughout the country.

Weintraub Tobin has a reputation for structuring cutting-edge transactions and resolving IP disputes. Large and diverse enough to deliver a powerful punch both inside and outside the courtroom, Weintraub Tobin is nimble enough to provide innovative strategies to help their clients thrive in the global marketplace. Efficient and cost-effective, Weintraub Tobin is the go-to firm for creative minds and inventive businesses.

In addition to its IP practice, Weintraub Tobin specializes in business, corporate and securities law; labor and employment law; real estate finance and transactional work; entertainment and new media; and business litigation. With offices strategically located in five cities across California, Weintraub Tobin is one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing law firms in California.

Event Synopsis:

Today, companies use cloud computing to address data storage challenges, reduce costs, enhance inter-operability and improve flexibility. However, cloud computing can lead to new legal risks. This is especially true of intellectual property (IP), such as patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. Often, where and how the information is stored and accessed is unclear, making investigation of infringement claims more difficult.

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview and in-depth discussion of recent trends in Reconsidering Intellectual Property in Cloud Computing in 2016.

Pertinent issues of IP in the cloud to be addressed by our panel of speakers will include patent infringement, extraterritoriality and inventorship; prior art and distribution of information; trade secret protection; and tangible medium of expression (copyright). The panel will offer some best practices for protecting IP rights while using cloud computing.

Key topics include:

Intellectual Property Issues in the Cloud
IP Rights in Cloud Technology
Ownership Rights for Newly-Created Content
New Content Jointly Owned by CSP and Customer
Patent challenges: Infringement, Business methods, Inventorship
Trade secret protection
Trademark: Public Knowledge of Prior Art, Trademarking
Copyright: Information in Tangible Medium of Expression, Extraterritoriality, Infringement Proof
Liabilities of Copyright-Infringing Content Uploaded into the Cloud
Risks of Service Disruptions
Best Practices for Protecting Patent Rights
Compliance Risks

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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