Monday, November 13, 2017

Beyond Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office’s Role in Copyright Law and Policy

Speaker: Sarang (Sy) Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office

 
Sarang (Sy) Damle


 

In recent years, with increased attention to copyright issues in Congress, the courts, and the public at large, the U.S. Copyright Office has played a critical role in ensuring that sound legal and policy principles are kept at the fore. Through its policy and advisory work for Congress, its participation in international trade and treaty negotiations, its creation of educational programs and resources, its promulgation of rulemaking and regulatory guidance, and its involvement in copyright litigation, the Copyright Office is at the center of every major copyright issue today.

 

Sarang (Sy) Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office, will discuss the Office’s responsibilities, focusing in particular on its recent policy and litigation work. As general counsel, Mr. Damle provides legal guidance to the various divisions and programs of the Office, and he is frequently called upon by congressional offices, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies for advice and assistance on copyright and other intellectual property laws.

 

Previously, Mr. Damle was an appellate litigator at the Department of Justice, where he served as lead counsel in over 40 appeals and participated in a number of high-profile Supreme Court matters, with a focus on intellectual property, administrative law, and separation of powers issues. Mr. Damle has been recognized by the National Law Journal for his work, both as one of the top “40 under 40” minority lawyers in the United States, and as one of “DC’s Rising Stars.”

 

Mr. Damle began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He received his JD from the University of Virginia, where he graduated first in his class. He also holds engineering and business degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a software developer and information technology consultant prior to attending law school.

 
MEETING DATE:
Monday, November 13, 2017
 
MEETING LOCATION:
DOMA Beverly Hills (Downstairs)
362 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
 
AGENDA:
Check-In: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
 
PRICING:
The price for the dinner will be $85.00 for members and “associates,” $110.00 for guests of members, and $95.00 at the door for members and associates who miss the noon deadline (if there is room).
 
MCLE CREDIT:
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit.
 
 

{ REGISTER TO ATTEND }

Deadline: Thursday, November 6 @ 12:00 PM


 

2017-2018 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES

Officers: 
President
CATHY PAUL
NBCUniversal

President-Elect
JAMES GLADSTONE
Lionsgate

Vice President
AARON MOSS
Greenberg Glusker

Secretary
CATHERINE BRIDGE
The Walt Disney Company

Treasurer
JOEL TANTALO
Tantalo & Adler LLP

Trustees:
VALERIE BARREIRO
USC Gould School of Law

JANENE BASSETT
21st Century Fox

CAROLE HANDLER
Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

KELLY M. KLAUS
Munger Tolles & Olson

BARBARA QUINN
Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEN SHEFFNER
Motion Picture Association of America

IAN SLOTIN
NBCUniversal

ANDREW J. THOMAS
Jenner & Block

JASON ZELIN
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Immediate Past President:
GARY BOSTWICK
Bostwick Law