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April 10, 2012
IP Center Distinguished Speaker
Understanding Legislative Proposals on IP Enforcement: SOPA, PIPA and the OPEN Act

Speaker: Karyn Temple Claggett, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Ms. Kyle Galster (kgalster@iupui.edu; 274-0042)

Karyn Temple Claggett The Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation is proud to present "Understanding Legislative Proposals on IP Enforcement: SOPA, PIPA, and the OPEN Act" by Karyn Temple Claggett, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Reception to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge, room 351.

There is no cost to attend this event. 1.0 Hours of CLE credit is available.

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Karyn Temple Claggett joined the U.S. Copyright Office in March 2011 as Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs. The Office of Policy and International Affairs assists the Register of Copyrights in advising the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies on domestic and international copyright policy matters, and represents the Copyright Office in U.S. government delegations to international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and in meetings and negotiations with foreign governments.

Ms. Claggett has extensive litigation and policy experience in private practice, government and as an in-house attorney. Immediately prior to joining the Copyright Office she held a political appointment at the Department of Justice where she was Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. As a Senior Counsel in the office that manages all components of the Department of Justice, Ms. Claggett worked with senior level officials on a host of critical litigation and policy matters, particularly matters involving the Environment & Natural Resources Division, Civil Division, Tax Division and Antitrust Division. As part of her duties, Ms. Claggett also handled IP related matters for the Office of the Deputy Attorney General including managing the day-to-day operation of the DOJ Task Force on Intellectual Property, which is chaired by the Deputy Attorney General. Prior to her appointment at the Department of Justice, Ms. Claggett served five years as an in-house copyright litigator for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where she was Vice President, Litigation and Legal Affairs. While at the RIAA, she worked on some of the most high-profile copyright cases brought by copyright owners in recent years. Ms. Claggett also previously served as a litigation associate for Williams & Connolly LLP. She began her career in the Honors Program of the Department of Justice where she served as a trial attorney for the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division. Ms. Claggett is an elected Steering Committee Member of the D.C. Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, and served as Copyright Committee Chair for three years.

Ms. Claggett received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. After graduation, Ms. Claggett clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York, and before several federal district courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Questions about this event should be directed to Ms. Kyle Galster:  317-274-0042.

Parking:

Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets. (Address is 525 Blackford Street). Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.