3 RatnerPrestia Attorneys Participate in PBI’s 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute

Valley Forge, Pa. – Three RatnerPrestia Shareholders, Rex Donnelly, Benjamin Leace, and Harrie Samaras, were all invited to participate in Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute held in Philadelphia on March 5-6.

Rex Donnelly participated in an “IP in Advertising” Panel, where he discussed how the law affects comparative advertising, e-commerce strategies, package trade dress, proper trademark use, common copyright mistakes, right of publicity and other issues critical to avoiding disputes in the highly competitive world of advertising.

Benjamin Leace was a part of a panel that discussed, “Tough Patent Litigation Issues,” including Mr. Leace’s topic, How Reexamination Proceedings at the USPTO Impact the Strategy and Conduct of Patent Litigation.

Harrie Samaras, on a panel with Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.) of JAMS, Philadelphia, J. Alexander Hershey of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, and David M. Perry of Blank Rome LLP, discussed the topic of “How to Make the Most of Your Settlement Discussions with Parties, Courts and Mediators”. Ms. Samaras addressed Early Case Assessment and how it can be used to prepare clients for settlement negotiations and to develop settlement strategies.

In its third decade, RatnerPrestia is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its clients range from start-up companies to multi-billion dollar corporations, both domestic and international, and include well-known institutions and universities. For more information, call (610) 407-0700.

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