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Cutting Edge IP Issues 2016

(434 reviews)

Produced on October 24, 2016

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$ 89 Intellectual Property In Stock

Course Information

Time 94 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

As the Internet and mobile spaces continue to evolve, infringement of third party rights moves at the speed of light. Barriers to new industry participants’ entry are nearly non-existent. Technology, devices and the bandwidth to use them abound. With just a few clicks, intellectual property can be replicated via a chain reaction, placing potentially dangerous unauthorized content in the hands of those who do not understand the potential consequences for their actions.

What are the standards for infringement liability in these spheres?

How can content owners better protect and enforce their rights?

What pitfalls await as a content owner looks to leverage social media to increase friends, followers and revenues?

Join attorney Joshua Bressler for a sobering look at how perilous the Web 2.0+ and mobile application spaces have become for copyright and trademark owners and users. As the law nobly strives to keep up with trends and developments readily outpacing it, practitioners and clients must do their best to navigate traditional intellectual property principles, social media terms of service and the realities of a vibrant, diverse and fantastic electronic ecosystem.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and understand some of the hottest intellectual property issues facing practitioners and clients today
  2. Understand trends affecting IP rights in the Web 2.0 and mobile application spaces
  3. Recognize how Internet social media services and their terms of service (TOS) impact IP rights and our ability to enforce them
  4. Understand secondary copyright and trademark liability principles as applied in the Web 2.0 and mobile application spaces
  5. Gain insight on strategies to enhance enforcement of clients’ IP rights


Joshua R. Bressler

Bressler Law PLLC

Joshua R. Bressler is a strategic business attorney who helps develop, leverage and protect the integrity and value of intellectual property, creative works and results of innovation. He works with a wide range of established companies, entrepreneurs and investors. In addition, Mr. Bressler’s knowledge and insight are respected and sought by other attorneys who frequently invite him to collaborate on matters. His counsel is essential to protecting and advancing clients’ interests and realizing their goals. While Mr. Bressler’s practice spans a broad range of the IP discipline, often clients engage him to address more complex matters having many moving parts.

These include:

  • Business model development and expansion
  • International licensing and distribution
  • Investor due diligence and opportunity evaluation
  • Internet and new media
  • Litigation and dispute resolution for IP, Internet and commercial matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity raises, debt facilities and other corporate finance issues.

Before founding Bressler Law PLLC, Mr. Bressler had extensive experience, both as a corporate general counsel and within several renowned law firms.

This experience includes:

  • FriendFinder Networks Inc. (Boca Raton, FL). As general counsel for this pioneering social media firm, Mr. Bressler directed all legal affairs, including an aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy, oversight of an extensive intellectual property portfolio including 1000+ trademark filings and thousands of copyrights, worldwide brand and content licensing agreements, litigation and dispute resolution, and compliance and best practices.
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, NY). Mr. Bressler directed the intellectual property and technology matters arising in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance projects for this international law firm.
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York, NY). Mr. Bressler was a founding member and day-to-day manager of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He formulated new business models and techniques for the burgeoning Internet and technology industries. The firm appointed him to its Professional Personnel Committee.
  • Kenyon & Kenyon (New York, NY). While still an associate, Mr. Bressler was named assistant chair of the firm’s Copyright Practice Group. He conducted extensive intellectual property and commercial litigation before U.S. District Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional Credentials

Mr. Bressler is admitted to the New York State bar. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York. Mr. Bressler holds a juris doctorate (J.D.), cum laude, from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree (B.S.E.), cum laude, in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from Duke University. He is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association, where he is past co-chair of the Rights of Privacy, Publicity and the Media Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section.

Personal Life and Interests

An inveterate problem solver with a restless and inquisitive mind, Mr. Bressler taught himself computer programming at the age of 12 before even the VCR was a household staple. These days no electronic component is safe from his inclinations on a rainy Sunday afternoon to hack, modify and refurbish it. He has been an avid touring motorcyclist, and once spent a week nomading on two wheels through Andalucia, Spain. For many years he organized and hosted a popular Saturday morning football game in Central Park. He is an occasional and self-taught drummer who has particular respect and compassion for those committed to their arts and pursuits. Mr. Bressler and his wife live in Westchester Country, New York with their two children and three dogs.



Francine D. W.

He was very good

Neil O.

Excellent and thorough presentation.

Jundong M.

This is an excellent course.

Christopher R.

Hey Josh, Great program - best wishes to you from a former Kenyon colleague!

Wyndham M.

very sharp presenter

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Robert B.

Nicely done!

miriam s.

Complex matters presented in a clear, concise and interesting way. Good selection of issues.

William M.


David N.

Covered a lot of material.

Julie A. B.

Worthwhile overview of a complex topic compellingly taught by a relatable speaker employing his trademark vitality, wit and optimism. Information every patent lawyer should know.

Ed S.

Good CLE

Bobby P.

Very good course and excellent presenter. Great pace and interesting examples.

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Yvenne K.

Thank you for the presentation!

Pamela C.

Good coverage of current topics.

Rebecca Z.

Great, informative presentation!

Donna J. B.

Very informative and useful presentation.

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