February 2017

Sideman & Bancroft hosts the 2017 AGMA Americas Winter Conference


Sonoma, CA
February 8 & 9, 2017

Gray marketing. Counterfeiting. Service and Warranty Abuse. Digital IP protection. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that intellectual property (IP) threats cost domestic companies more than $250 billion per year in lost revenues. Add to that the loss of approximately 750,000 jobs, and it is clear that more needs to be done to protect companies from these threats. To that end, AGMA (Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement), a non-profit organization and the largest group solely focused on IP protection in the high-tech industry, has identified four distinct areas of focus that must be closely guarded in order for the high-tech industry to thrive and contribute to economic prosperity, innovation and security. Join us.

The firm’s attorneys will be speaking on the following panels:

  • “The Civil Counterfeit Case and Recent Developments in Recovering Monetary Damages” – Erica Brand Portnoy
  • “Panel Discussion: ROI” – Moderated by James Shore
  • “The Gray Market in the EU Versus the US” – Richard Nelson and Beatrice Martinet