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ABA Launches First IP Magazine, Landslide

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2008 – The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law has launched Landslide™, a bi-monthly magazine that offers news and analysis on patents, trademarks, copyrights and related topics. Written by and for an audience of intellectual property lawyers, the magazine will cover this rapidly evolving legal specialization through an emphasis that includes business, technology, the arts, legislation and international developments.

“Increasingly complex, intellectual property law touches nearly every aspect of business, trade and commerce. This magazine will acquaint lawyers with both a wide and narrow scope on this emerging body of law, presenting articles written by some of the best minds in intellectual property,” said Joe Potenza, chair of the ABA-IPL’s Content Advisory Board. “We believe Landslide will be a force in the IP world.”

The first new magazine introduced by ABA Publishing in nearly seven years, Landslide is dedicated to sharing IP knowledge and experience acquired on the frontlines of legal practice, business, the arts and science, exploring national and international legal arenas.

“This new flagship magazine represents a great opportunity and service for our membership. It is a result of our section’s publishing transformation led by new volunteer editorial boards,” said ABA-IPL Section Chair Gordon Arnold. “These dedicated editorial board members are devoting their time to maintain the section’s reputation for expert content.”

The debut September/October issue offers more than 60 pages of analysis, news and commentary, including a look at the rapidly evolving topic of virtual worlds. In this issue look for: “The KSR Backstory,” “Quanta v. LG Electronics,” “Buyers of Counterfeits: Beware!” “Five Years Later: What Has the TEACH Act Taught Us?” and “Developing Global IP Strategies.” Also featured are updates on ABA-IPL news and events.

More information about Landslide can be found online here.

The more than 24,000-member ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law provides the highest quality information, analysis and practice tools to intellectual property lawyers, and serves as the thoughtful source of information and commentary for policy makers as they consider legislation affecting the law and regulations in intellectual property matters. The section is respected and known as the premier resource for knowledge in this increasingly important and complex area of law.

With more than 407,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Note to reporters: To receive a complimentary copy of the inaugural issue of Landslide, or to receive a press subscription, please contact Lynne Van Buskirk, ABA Media Relations Division, vanbuskl@staff.abanet.org.


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