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Maslon Attorneys to Present at the Virtual 2021 Midwest IP Institute for Minnesota CLE

September 23, 2021

Maslon attorneys Terry Newby, Jim Long, and Amy Swedberg will present at the virtual 2021 Midwest IP Institute Sept. 23-24, 2021, for Minnesota CLE. The conference will focus on the latest case law in intellectual property, updates in the field, and best practices for IP attorneys.

On Friday, Sept. 24, Terry will co-present a session titled "Protecting Intellectual Property and Avoiding IP Missteps in the Era of E-Commerce," which will focus on the electronic aspect of a business as a whole, including: protecting website content and dealing with copyright infringement; understanding intangible value; clauses of necessity in contracts to protect intellectual property; properly using and protecting trademarks; addressing social media concerns, including what happens when influencers use a business's trademarks; and combating patent trolls.

Terry also served on the planning committee for the Institute.

On Thursday, Sept. 23, Jim and Amy will co-present a session titled "For In-House Attorneys Advising on IP Matters – 20 'Crossover' Practice Tips on Antitrust, Privacy, Bankruptcy, and Advertising Law." In the session, Jim will discuss important antitrust issues that intersect with IP matters in-house attorneys may be handling, and Amy will similarly address the intersection of IP matters and bankruptcy issues.

For more information or to register, go to the 2021 Midwest IP Institute.

Terry, a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, has extensive experience assisting clients with their intellectual property, e-commerce, and complex commercial litigation needs. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country in a broad range of infringement matters involving patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress as well as licensing disputes. In addition, Terry has taken intellectual property matters to trial, including federal jury trials in patent infringement, trademark infringement, and false advertising cases under the Lanham Act. His clients include software companies, consumer products companies, e-commerce and emerging technology companies, and medical device companies.

Jim, an attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, has 35 years' experience trying cases and counseling businesses in the areas of antitrust law, franchise law, and dealer/distribution law. He has successfully represented clients in multiple state and federal courts across the country; responded to state AG, DOJ, and FTC investigations; worked on numerous arbitrations; and argued appeals in the 7th and 8th Circuit appellate courts in addition to several state appellate courts.

Amy is a partner in the Financial Services and Litigation groups. She was recognized as a 2020 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer by Lawdragon 500. She represents lenders and other commercial creditors, asset purchasers, indenture trustees and adversary proceeding defendants with creditor rights and bankruptcy issues. Amy is an experienced litigator in the bankruptcy courts in Minnesota and other jurisdictions. She also assists lenders, bankruptcy trustees, and receivers in commercial real estate foreclosures, litigating fraudulent transfer claims, recovering assets, and negotiating workouts.

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