Analyzing Commonplace IP Scenarios

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Friday, April 28, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Monday, May 22, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $145

Information

Why Attend?

Practical advice for business attorneys and commercial litigators

  • Learn how intellectual property (“IP”) specialists analyze and handle commonplace IP scenarios that often arise in business contexts.
  • Learn to spot IP issues in your everyday practice, to maximize the protection of valuable IP assets, and to plan ahead for IP litigation. 
  • Learn some IP law basics along the way.
  • Learn IP strategies and best practices to optimize your clients’ outcomes.

This seminar is designed for business attorneys and commercial litigators. It will analyze common IP scenarios. In the process of doing so, some basics of intellectual property will be discussed. The speakers will provide their views on strategy and best practices.

The seminar is built upon a multi-stage hypothetical, which traces a tech company from founding, through growth issues, product development and launch, dealing with competitors and knock-offs, and will include pre-IP-litigation planning. It will touch on issues such as:

  • Assessing a typical venture’s position in the Big Four IP rights: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Formulating a cost-effective plan to protect these valuable IP assets
  • Assessing the IP rights of individual participants in a venture, including eventual defectors
  • Patenting mistakes that have consequences later, and dealing with the patents of others
  • Dealing with product knockoffs and related efforts to misappropriate IP assets
  • Brand selection, maintaining brand power through watching and policing, and dealing with trademark infringers and cybersquatters
  • Trade secret early identification and proactive protection
  • Avoiding sewing copyright infringements and weaknesses into new products
  • Pre-litigation positioning, especially in patent, trademark, and trade secret cases
 

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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 28)

12:00 Analyzing Commonplace IP Scenarios
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 22)

12:00 Analyzing Commonplace IP Scenarios
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond
Stephen E. Noona Esq., Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. / Norfolk

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