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Do You Have to Pay a Royalty on Your ERISA and Tax Advice?

ABA JOINT COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS  • DATE: June 14, 2007
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Taxation, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; And the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

A 90-minute TeleConference/Live Audio Webcast

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT

The growing area of “business method” patents should be of concern to all ERISA practitioners.  A recent Supreme Court decision in KSR vs. Teleflex refers to “common sense” in this developing area.  Our distinguished panel will discuss the brave new world of ERISA and tax patents including the following topics:

  • Overview of the Patent Process
  • State Street Decision and Business Method Patents
  • Legislative Developments
  • Tax Shelter Issues
  • World of Patenting ERISA Strategies
  • Where do we go from here?

Moderator:     Stuart Lewis, Buchanan Ingersoll, PC, Washington, DC

Speakers:      Wynn Coggins, Director of Technical Services 3600, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC

Ellen Aprill, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Greta Cowart, Haynes and Boone, Dallas, TX

Robert Winters, Buchanan Ingersoll, PC, Washington, DC

 

**Make checks payable to ABA-JCEB and mail to 740 15th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005**


   
Do You Have to Pay a Royalty on Your EIRSA and Tax Advice?
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