Seminar Number

8380

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$395

After October 1
Registration Fee:

$445

25th Annual North American
ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CONFERENCE

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2013

Secrets Wild Orchid
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Travel Package information available by downloading a copy of the brochure.

CLE Hours:
13 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Program Co-Sponsors:
Florida, Georgia and New York Entertainment & Sports Law Sections;
Georgia Bar Intellectual Property Law Section

Social Sponsors:
Diamond Level - BMI; City National Bank; Finnegan; Kilpatick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Accounting Economics & Apprasial Group, LLC; Akerman Senterfit; Alston & Bird LLP; ASN Inc.; Computer Packages Inc.; Deloitte; Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC; Lumen Legal; Melt Atlanta; Park IP Translations; Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC; Sylint; Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP; U.S. Legal Support

Presiding:
Darryl B. Cohen, Executive Committee Chair; Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Scott L. Keniley, Educational Chair, Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Tina W. McKeon, Intellectual Property Section Chair; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, Atlanta, GA

WEDNESDAY  •  NOVEMBER 6, 2013
7:00

Opening Night cocktail party
Sponsored by City National Bank

THURSDAY  •  NOVEMBER 7, 2013
7:00

Registration (All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

7:45

OPENING REMARKS
Darryl B. Cohen
Scott L. Keniley
Bradley K. Groff, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC, Atlanta, GA

8:00

Plenary Session

The Ethical Attorney
Moderator:
Hon. Carol W. Hunstein, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Hon. J. Stephen Schuster, Judge, Superior Court, Cobb Judicial Circuit, Marietta, GA
Gene Chapman, Giacoma Schleicher, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Grubman, JAMS, Boca Raton, FL

9:00

BREAK

9:05

financing ENTERTAINMENT AND IP PROJECTS
David Innes, Entertainment Division, CNB, Atlanta, GA
Mala Sharma, Entertainment Division, CNB, Atlanta, GA

9:20

Breakout sessions

Branding for dollars: pave your path
Moderator:
Kimberly D. Kolback, Law Offices of Kimberly D. Kolback,
Miami, FL

Panelists:
Margaret R. Marshall, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Suzanne Werner, Alston & Bird, LLP,
Atlanta, GA


Social Media—Now, forever and stuck on you
Moderator:
Marguerite E. “Becky” Patrick, Sponsorship Chair; General Counsel, Infinite Energy, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Robin H. Sangston, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Cox Communications, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Hillel I. Parness, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., New York, NY
Kelly Whitehart, Morris Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta, GA

PATENT law update: the year in review
Moderator:
Richard W. Miller, Ballard Spahr, LLP, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Robert L. Lee, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Luke Anderson, Atlanta Technology Law, Atlanta, GA
Dan R. Gresham, Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP, Atlanta, GA
William Dyer, Finnegan, Atlanta, GA

10:20

BREAK

10:30

Breakout sessions

digital content licensing—Battle lines are drawn?
Moderator:
Scott L. Keniley, Educational Chair, Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Cindy Charles, President, Cindy Charles Consulting, New York, NY
Brenton E. Hund, Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Jay Rosenthal, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, National Music Publishers’ Association, Washington, DC

general celebrity representation
Moderator:
Richard Nolen, Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Lawrence A. Cooper, Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Joe S. Habachy, Joe S. Habachy, PC, Attorney at Law, Atlanta, GA
Latonia Hines, Assistant District Attorney, Cobb County Solicitor’s Office, Marietta, GA
Randall M. Kessler, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Atlanta, GA

current developments in literary publishing
Moderator:
Lisa Moore, The Moore Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Robert Stein, Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, New York, NY
Kirk T. Schroder, Schroder Fidlow PLC, Richmond, VA
Sabrina Ment, Lapolt Law, Los Angeles, CA

11:35

BREAK

11:40

Breakout sessions

The State of the music industry
Moderator:
Jim Zumwalt, Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes, Nashville, TN

Panelist:
David Innes, Entertainment Division, CNB, Atlanta, GA


Recent Developments in Patent Monetization and Damages
Moderator:
Steve Risley, Smith Risley Temple Santos LLC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Ryan K. Walsh, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Joseph J. Gleason, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Susanne Hollinger, Emory University, Office of Technology Transfer, Atlanta, GA
Don Fancher, Deloitte Fanincail Advisory Services LLP, Atlanta, GA

12:45
newER ATTORNEYS’ ROUNDTABle (OPEN FORUM)
Facilitated By:
Matthew W. Buser, Co-Founder, JaMM Entertainment Management, Miami, FL
Suzanne Werner, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Ken Franklin, The Law Offices of Sandra L. Brown, P.C., Atlanta, GA
Johnna Lee, Cohne, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC, Atlanta, GA
1:30 receSS
FRIDAY  •  NOVEMBER 8, 2013
8:00

Plenary session

TRADEMARK CASE LAW UPDATE
Moderator:
Rachel Rudensky, Akerman Senterfitt, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Stephanie Furgang Adwar, Furgang & Adwar, LLP, West Nyack, NY
John Hudson, Senior Manager, Intellectual Property, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Atlanta, GA
James R. Menker, Holley & Menker, P.A., Atlantic Beach, FL

9:05

Special guest speaker

9:20

Breakout sessions

Music Publishing Developments in an ever consolidating world
Moderator:
Doug R. Colton, Colton Entertainment, Nashville, TN

Panelists:
Lorri Lomnitzer, The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A., Boca Raton, FL
Vinny Kumar, Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Lisa Moore, The Moore Firm, Atlanta, GA

Sports Brand ownership—Who Owns who?
Moderator:
Lauren Antonino, General Counsel, Playbook, Inc.; The Antonino Firm LLC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Alan K. Fertel, Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, Coral Gables, FL
Gregory L. Curtner, Schiff Hardin, LLP, Ann Arbor, MI

International Patent Practice and Portfolio Management
Moderator:
Bradley K. Groff, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Alexandra Steele, Robic LLP, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jonathan McCartney, Haseltine Lake LLP, Bristol, United Kingdom
Martin Meng, Head, Patent Department, Chang Tsi & Partners, Beijing, China

10:20
BREAK
10:30

Breakout sessions

INDIE, DIY, REVENUE AND CONTRACTS—MAKE IT OR BREAK IT
Moderator:
Robert Polay, Polay Financial Management, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Charlotte Town, Charlotte Town, P.A., Dania Beach, FL
Joseph H. Rosen, Joseph H. Rosen, Attorney at Law, PC, Roswell, GA
Michael Smith, Baker Donelson, Atlanta, GA

Legal issues in film
Moderator:
Kirk T. Schroder, Schroder Fidlow PLC, Richmond, VA

Panelists:
Lawrence H. Haber, Lawrence H. Haber, Attorney at Law, Altamonte Springs, FL
Melissa H. Orlen, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Movietickets.Com, Inc., Boca Raton, FL

CROWD SOURCED FUNDING, CAPITAL RAISES AND SECURITIES
Moderator:
Michael Olsen, President, Entertainment One, Nashville, TN

Panelists:
Barry E. Selvidge, President, Prime Point Media, Atlanta, GA
Lisa R. Bugni, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA
David Brafman, Akerman Senterfitt, West Palm Beach, FL

11:30
BREAK
11:40

Breakout Sessions

the next great copyright act
Moderator:
Jay Rosenthal, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, National Music Publishers' Association, Washington, DC

Panelists:
Thomas Leavens, Professor, Northwestern University College of Law; Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL
Carolyn Herman, Law Office of Carolyn Herman, Associate Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville FL

Has the Dust Settled? Patent Prosecution, Post-AIA
Moderator:
Brent R. Bellows, Ph.D., Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Daniel J. Santos, Smith Risley Temple Santos, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Pearson Medlin, Parks Intellectual Property Law, Atlanta, GA
Phillip Furgang, Furgang & Adwar, LLP, West Nyack, NY

12:40
RECESS
SATURDAY  •  NOVEMBER 9, 2013
8:00

Plenary Session

Copyright/Entertainment Case Law Update
Rob McNeely, Professor, Florida State University College of Law; Messer Caparello, P.A., Tallahassee, FL
Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, New York, NY

9:05

Plenary session

BMI AND THE PERFORMING RIGHTS’ NEW FRONTIER 2013
Charlie F. Feldman, Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI, New York, NY

9:20
BREAK
9:25

Breakout sessions

Negotiating “net profits” definitions in various revenue streams (MUSIC, TV)
Moderator:
Peter Strand, Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL

Panelists:
Ivan J. Parron, Parron Law, Miami, FL
Alan Jacobi, Pyramid Records, Miami, FL

CONTRACTS: RENEGOTIATE, SUCK IT UP OR LAWYER UP
Moderator:
Christine Lepera, Member, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, New York, NY

Panelists:
Jeffrey Kravitz, Fox Rothchild LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Vlahos, Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC, Nashville, TN
Darren A. Heitner, Wolfe Law Miami, PA, Miami, FL
Dahlia Saper, Saper Law Offices, LLC, Chicago, IL

CAFC Judges Panel, with Mock Appellate Arguments
Moderator:
A. Shane Nichols, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger, III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Hon. Sharon Prost, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Hon. Kimberly A. Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
For the Appellee:
James Barney, Finnegan, Washington, DC
For the Appellant:
Mitchell G. Stockwell, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA

10:25
BREAK
10:30

Breakout sessions

ENTERTAINMENT WARS IN THE COURTS
Moderator:
Richard C. Wolfe, Wolfe Law Miami, PA, Miami, FL

Panelists:
Paul V. LiCalsi, Mitchel, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, New York, NY
Timothy L. Warnock, Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC, Nashville, TN
Karl M. Braun, Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C., Nashville, TN
Julia D. Greer, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, San Francisco, CA
Edwin F. Mcpherson, Mcpherson Rane LLP, Los Angeles, CA

TV, Content & Me
Moderator:
Henry W. Root, Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA

Panelists:
Bernard Gugar, EVP and General Counsel, Harpo, Chicago, IL
Darryl B. Cohen, Executive Committee Chair; Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Keisha Burnette, City of Atlanta, Department of Law, Atlanta

DON’T GET BURNED—DUE DILIGENCE AND AUDITS IN LICENSING AND TRANSACTIONS
Moderator:
James H. Johnson, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP,
Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Mark D. Passler, Akerman Senterfitt, West Palm Beach, FL
Lauren Fernandez, General Counsel, FOCUS Brands, Atlanta, GA
Barry Nelson, Nelson & Nelson, Miami, FL

11:30
BREAK
11:35

Plenary session

Crystal Balls and Groundhogs—Predicting the Future of Emerging Entertainment and IP Issues
Moderator:
Michael D. Hobbs, Jr, Troutman Sanders, LLP, Atlanta, GA

Panelists:
Tim Holbrook, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
Jason D. Rosenberg, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA
J. Reid Hunter, Serling, Rooks, Ferrara, McKoy & Worob, LLP, New York, NY

12:35
ADJOURN