Essentials of Intellectual Property

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, May 1, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Tuesday, 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: $150

Information

Why Attend?

Copyrights, Patents, Trade Secrets, and Trademarks in two hours

  • Gain a working knowledge of IP law, and the ability to spot issues
  • Learn how IP may be a factor in any type of case
  • Understand the situations when you can handle the IP issue, or when you need help

PLEASE NOTE: This seminar does NOT carry any Ethics credit, as was incorrectly listed in an e-mail sent out on April 25. The seminar does, however, carry 2.0 hours of live-interactive MCLE credit.

Recent legislative changes and court rulings have significantly altered the intellectual property law landscape. No lawyer can afford to avoid having at least a basic working knowledge of intellectual property. This seminar is designed to provide you with basic information every practicing lawyer needs to know about intellectual property protection in the United States, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. These specialized areas of the law show up both in expected situations, such as the sale of business assets where the brand name or product name is involved, and in unexpected situations, such as the simple employment contract where companies are more frequently requiring employees to sign away all rights to any invention as part of their employment. The unwary attorney may overlook very important and far-reaching consequences to their clients, or in fact may not even be aware they are being overlooked until it is too late.

Our experienced attorneys will lead you through the topics in a general manner, enabling you to spot the primary issues and deal with them appropriately. The seminar is not designed to make you an intellectual property attorney; it is designed to make you a better attorney in whatever area you practice.

Introduction and Overview

  • What is IP?  Differences and overlap between Trademarks, Patents, and Copyright

Copyright

  • Registration rights
  • Post-registration: Licensing and litigation issues

Patents

  • What are they, what do they protect?
  • How the America Invents Act has changed patent prosecution rights
  • Patent disputes in brief; pitfalls to be avoided

Trade Secrets

  • The trade secret, and how your client keeps it protected
  • Why you may not want to apply for a patent for your client’s trade secret
  • Steps you and your client should take to enforce a theft of your client’s trade secrets

Trademarks

  • Selection: Selecting and preclearing trademarks
  • Prosecution: Filing trademarks and getting it right, plus office actions
  • Registration: Disputes, policing and enforcement of trademarks
 



Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
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 (May 1)

12:00 Essentials of Intellectual Property
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 Essentials of Intellectual Property
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

Thomas M. Dunlap, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC / Vienna
Antonio Vann, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC / Leesburg

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