Ian Ballon and Amy Kramer to Speak at 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

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Ian C. Ballon and Amy L. Kramer, Intellectual Property & Technology shareholders at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property and Technology Law Institute, taking place virtually June 3-4. Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the event.

Ian C. Ballon and Amy L. Kramer, Intellectual Property & Technology shareholders at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property and Technology Law Institute, taking place virtually June 3-4. Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the event.

The IP Institute is the premier forum for bringing together intellectual property professionals from across the U.S. and beyond. The event will feature industry experts providing updates on IP fundamentals, including patent law, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), trademark/Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), copyright, licensing, trade secrets, data privacy and security, and internet litigation.

On June 3 at 10:05 a.m. MDT, Kramer will present the trademarks and copyrights breakout session, “What is your Intent? Bona Fide Intent to Use.” The session will focus on best practices related to intent-to-use trademark applications including determining when intent is bona fide and practice pointers related to filing, assigning, and challenging ITU applications.

On June 4 at 2:40 p.m. MDT, Ballon will present the program, “2021 Internet Law Update.” The session will discuss new developments in data privacy and cybersecurity class action litigation; data portability, screen scraping, and AI; and what companies can and should do to avoid or defeat California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) claims.

Ballon is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and represents internet and mobile companies in the defense of cybersecurity, AdTech and data privacy class action litigation and in other IP and technology suits. He is the author of West's best-selling 5-volume treatise, E-Commerce & Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition (Thomson West, http://www.ianballon.net/), which includes numerous chapters on data privacy and cybersecurity. Ballon also serves as executive director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for the Digital Economy and chairs Practicing Law Institute (PLI)'s annual Advanced Defending Data Privacy, Security Breach and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Class Action Litigation conference.

Kramer advises clients on the protection of their intellectual property rights and establishing effective domestic and international brand management best practices. She oversees every aspect of the brand management lifecycle – mark selection, trademark prosecution, trademark use/exploitation, licensing, and enforcement/oppositions. Kramer also has experience in a broad range of litigation relating to intellectual property, contracts, business disputes, and regulatory matters.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice is composed of a multidisciplinary group of attorneys and professionals located throughout the world. GT’s team of dedicated data protection attorneys have experience working hand in hand with organizations of all sizes to develop practical strategies and provide strategic advice on virtually all aspects of data protection including CCPA, GDPR and other compliance issues; data use, transfer and licensing issues; data breaches and regulatory investigations; and defending putative data privacy and cybersecurity breach class action suits.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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