Sponsored by the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, the 2021 Intellectual Property Symposium will take place virtually on April 22nd – 23rd. Included among the symposium’s featured session panelists are Shutts partners Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack and Joseph W. Bain.
Taking place via Zoom, the 2021 IP Symposium will feature a series of case study panel discussions covering a wide range of intellectual property topics, including preliminary relief, ethical and e-discovery issues, and damages in IP litigation. The IP Symposium is the largest annual event of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section.
Tampa partner Woody Pollack will participate as a panelist during the April 22nd session, “Case Study: Damages in IP Litigation,” from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm. Woody, who is a former Chair of the Business Law Section’s Intellectual Property Committee, will discuss recent case studies of damages in patent, copyright and trademark cases.
Joe Bain, a partner in the firm’s West Palm Beach office, will be closing the event with the final session of the symposium as a featured panelist during “Year(s) 2019-2020 in Review (Patent / Trademark / Copyright / Trade Secrets).” Joe will address patent law developments during the “year in review” discussion on recent cases and statutory laws impacting the various aspects of Intellectual Property.
For an overview of the 2021 IP Symposium speakers and course agenda, click here.
About Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack
Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. Woody is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar. He focuses his practice on litigating complex patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. He litigates matters in state and federal courts as well as patent validity issues before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also counsels clients extensively in developing patent and trademark portfolios. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Woody has been regularly recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Before starting his career in law, Woody received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. He regularly applies his technical background to assist his clients in sophisticated software and other computer related disputes. He has represented clients in a number of technologies, including database encryption, antivirus software, medical devices and mechanical processes.
About Joseph W. Bain
Joseph W. Bain is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. A Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Joe is part of the inaugural class of attorneys Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law. Joe has been selected for inclusion in Chambers and Partners for intellectual property and regularly recognized in Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite and Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyers. His counseling and IP portfolio management expertise is complemented by over 30 years of IP litigation experience in various district courts throughout the nation and several trials before the International Trade Commission. Joe is well-versed in securing, enforcing and defending against patents, trademarks and copyrights. He has represented clients from a variety of industries and technologies, including medical devices, advertising, real estate development and construction, cameras, image processing equipment, solar powered lighting systems, fuel cells, power generation turbines, toys, musical equipment, art, books, jewelry, sculpture and software. Joe’s mechanical engineering studies at Virginia Tech included a focus on bio-medical devices with Dr. Leon Arp—inventor of the Arp respirator.