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Date(s) - Thu 03/22/2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Please join SFIPLA and speakers, Justin Pierce and Kimberly Culp, for a presentation regarding the impact of recent decisions on digital scraping in the Northern District and Ninth Circuit.

The Ninth Circuit and courts in the Northern District of California have recently decided a number of cases related to digital “scraping” (a method used to collection information available on the internet that is intended to simulate human web surfing but is typically achieved by use of software programs).  This presentation will look at the statutes that protect companies whose valuable data is being scraped and will discuss the recent key cases interpreting those statutes.  Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the applicable law addressing data scraping and practical steps that companies can take to position themselves for success in litigation against a digital scraper.


Justin Pierce | Chair, Intellectual Property Practice – is the Chair of Venable’s Intellectual Property Division. His practice covers a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, trademarks and brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, design rights, trade secrets, licensing, rights of publicity, domain name and social media disputes, and international government affairs work relating to intellectual property matters.


Kimberly Culp | Counsel –  works with digital media, video game, and consumer products companies in resolving their high stakes intellectual property disputes. Even before a lawsuit is filed, Ms. Culp counsels her clients on risk management and pre-litigation disputes. She works with them to assess and manage risk in a wide variety of matters. She has advised clients on their advertising claims, privacy policies, terms of use, warranty claims, trademarks, trade secrets, and other general business matters.



Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time:  12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Place:  Venable, 101 California Street, 38th Floor, SF, CA 94111

Price and Registration:

Ticket Type Price (Before Ticketing Fees)
In-Person In-House Counsel Free
In-Person SFIPLA Member (Law Firm) $35
In-Person Non-Member $40
Student $10
Live Webinar $10

Click here to register and pay on-line, or mail your RSVP, desired ticket type, and check made payable to SFIPLA to us at the address on our contact page.


Thank you to our sponsor, Venable, for hosting this meeting.

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association is an approved provider of California MCLE credit, and certifies that the above activity meets the requirements for one hour of participatory credit.