The Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association will host a lecture on the Supreme Courtís Renewed Interest in Intellectual Property Law on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3-5 p.m. Robert Sterne and Kenneth Bass of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. will lead the lecture.
A 1977 graduate of the School of Law, Robert Sterne has played a role in groundbreaking, precedent-setting case law. Most recently, he served as co-counsel in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., one of the most significant patent cases heard by the Supreme Court in 40 years. Since the Court's decision in April 2007, Mr. Sterne has been sought by the media and fellow practitioners to provide analysis and insight on the implications of the ruling on patent law and innovation. He has been consistently recognized as a leading attorney in the intellectual property arena.
Kenneth C. Bass III began his legal career clerking for Justice Hugo Black of the Supreme Court, and has briefed and argued cases in federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Bass was co-counsel in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc. He was one of the authors of the petitioner's brief in Wal-Mart v. Samara, where the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Second Circuit and established a significant principle for trade dress protection. He was a principal author of AWH's brief in Phillips v. AWH that involves reconsideration of all of the significant principles of patent claim construction. Mr. Bass is a Past President of the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a founding Master of the Edward Coke Inn of Appellate Practice.
The lecture will take place in Room 108, and pizza and beverages will be served. For more information, please contact Sam Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).