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October 10, 2008 - Mary McCutcheon, James Morando, and Dennis Cusack


October IP Section Luncheon
Insurance Coverage for IP and Technology
Claims - Data Privacy, Infringement and Errors & Omissions Coverage
October 10, 2008, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Denver ChopHouse, Large Banquet Room
Presented by:      

Mary E. McCutcheon
James Morando
Dennis M. Cusack

As companies' exposure to intellectual property claims has evolved, so too has the landscape of insurance coverage for such claims.  The program covered the available sources of insurance coverage for copyright, trademark and patent infringement claims, as well as for business torts that may be appended to such claims.  The Presenters looked at the implications of insurance both from the perspective of the defendant insured, and from the perspective of a plaintiff who does, or does not, want to trigger insurance coverage.  New forms of insurance coverage for emerging risks involving network security and data privacy breaches, in addition to technology products liability claims, also were discussed.  Finally, the program concluded with a discussion of practical ways to avoid common pitfalls associated with accessing available coverage.