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Naomi Jane Gray joins The 1709 Blog team

I am pleased to announce that I have joined the team of The 1709 Blog, which is dedicated to “all things copyright, warts and all.”  The blog takes its name from the year of passage of the Statute of Anne, the copyright act that started it all, to which I am eternally indebted for my livelihood (h/t Her Maj. Queen A.).  Thanks to Jeremy Phillips, dean of the IP blogosphere, for the invitation.  You can also view the announcement of my joining The 1709 Blog over at Jeremy’s sister blog, The IPKat.

I will, of course, continue to post regularly here at Shades of Gray, so please keep reading!

Buy, Buy, License?
Naomi Jane Gray to join panel at ABA CLE event

I will be a panelist at the upcoming First Annual Intellectual Property Litigation Committee Regional CLE Workshop on June 10, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The full-day program is sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and will feature panels on copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent topics. The Honorable Randall L. Rader, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will deliver a lunchtime address. This is going to be a dynamite program and will be capped by a networking reception at the end of the day.

My panel is entitled “Buy, Buy, License? The First Sale Doctrine and What Happens When You Thought You Bought But You Didn’t.” Along with my fellow panelist, Cecil Key of Dickinson Wright, and our moderator, Michael Steger of the Law Offices of Michael Steger, we will address the recent UMG v. Augusto and Vernor v. Autodesk cases and their impact on the first sale doctrine.

Please join us! To register, click here.