This section draws experienced IP lawyers, transactional attorneys and litigators in private practice, as well as in-house lawyers at businesses, educational and research institutions and government agencies. Discussions and programming cover all facets of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Intellectual Property Law Committees

  • Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
    This committee provides resources for lawyers who represent clients in the arts, in entertainment and in associated industries, including visual artists, writers, publishers, film and TV producers, songwriters, music producers and publishers, performing artists and those involved in other creative pursuits.

    Contact Information

    Deanna Gard Sheridan

    Spartan Race, Inc.

    (857) 274-5760

  • Intellectual Property Basics Committee
    The IP Basics Committee offers programming on beginner and intermediate topics in IP, based on the core topics of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Licensing, and supplemented by other relevant, appropriate topics.

    Contact Information

    Brian R. Landry

    Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

    (617) 912-0969

    Brandon McCool

    Day Pitney LLP

    (617) 345-4600

  • Intellectual Property Law Committee
    This committee brings together lawyers from diverse IP law fields, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and transfer of technology, know-how and publicity rights law.

    Contact Information

    Odette T. Martins

    Sunstein LLP

    (617) 443-9292

    Carolina Säve

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-1872

    Christopher Natkanski

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1119

  • Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
    This committee provides education concerning the enforcement of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets rights, as well as the defense of those accused of infringing on such rights, in federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the USPTO.

    Contact Information

    Kelli J Powell

    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

    (617) 526-6000

    Sarah S Burg

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1249

  • International Intellectual Property Law Committee
    This committee develops programming concerning IP law developments outside the United States. In particular, the committee liaises with foreign counsel and IP experts outside the United States to develop programming for the BBA with a local law perspective.

    Contact Information

    Odette T. Martins

    Sunstein LLP

    (617) 443-9292

    Carolina Säve

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-1872

    Christopher Natkanski

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1119

  • Internet & Technology Law Committee
    This committee covers information technology topics including software licensing, cybersecurity, data protection and sharing, free speech on the Internet, and legal issues related to cloud computing.

    Contact Information

    Wendy J. Demoracski

    Philips Research North America (PRNA)

  • IP Year in Review
  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.