Please join our Northern California Chapter for an update on local developments in music copyright with particular emphasis on impact on technology companies. Lunch will be provided.
California State CLE credit will be provided, pending approval.
Kenneth Steinthal is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice in King & Spalding’s San Francisco office. He has more than 30 years of experience litigating matters in the IP/media sector, both in jury and bench trial settings and before copyright tribunals in the United States and internationally (where he has earned “rights of audience” to represent his clients). Ken’s practice is focused on copyright, DMCA safe-harbor and antitrust/rate-setting cases involving the distribution of audio and audiovisual content, often involving the establishment of structures and rates for the exploitation of musical works and sound recordings in both traditional (e.g., cable, satellite, broadcast) and new media distribution environments. In the last two years, Ken has led the recent trial and related court proceedings on behalf of Pandora against ASCAP and BMI. He also is representing NPR in the ongoing “Web IV” proceedings to establish rates and terms for webcasters for the statutory license term 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2020. And he is also lead counsel defending a group of defendants (Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, eMusic and The Orchard) in a putative class action alleging systemic failures to clear mechanical rights associated with the sale of downloads in the United States.
Karen Frank is a partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, focusing on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, internet, publishing, advertising and licensing law. Prior to joining Coblentz Patch in 2008, Ms. Frank was a partner at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, in San Francisco, a shareholder at Legal Strategies Group in Emeryville, California, and at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in San Francisco. Ms. Frank is a former president of the Copyright Society of the USA and a member of the American Law Institute. She is listed in Northern California Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers of Northern California, Outstanding Women Lawyers of California, Who's Who in American Law and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property for the Practicing Law Institute and other forums.
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