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Presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section

 

Does your client (or potential client) have a company logo, a jingle, an industrial design, an invention, or a patent? Does their company have a trade secret that needs to be guarded? Do they draft architectural design, write novels, develop music, or create artwork? If so, then you won't want to miss this opportunity to get the information you need to advise and protect your clients on important intellectual property issues! This informative full-day seminar offers a basic overview on a number of intellectual property areas, including copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Attorneys attending this seminar will gain a better understanding of:

 

  • Common intellectual property issues;
  • Recent developments and political changes to the intellectual property law arena;
  • The benefits of trademark registration;
  • Sending or receiving cease-and-desist letters;
  • Patent concerns in business transaction and patent litigation;
  • Managing confidential disclosures;
  • Eavesdropping and privacy laws;
  • How the Internet has changed intellectual property;
  • The ethical considerations in intellectual property cases;
  • And much more!

 

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Charles L. Mudd, Jr
., Mudd Law Offices, Chicago

 

Program Information
Date Presented:
October 17, 2012 9:00 AM Central
Program Location:
ISBA Regional Office 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL
Length:
7 hours, 45 minutes
ISBA Member Price:
$135.00
Non-Member Price:
$250.00
Overview of Intellectual Property

Gain a better understanding of intellectual property, including what it is, why the general practitioner should care about it, and the common situations in which a general practitioner may (knowingly or unknowingly) run into intellectual property issues.

Speaker Information
Charles L. Mudd Jr.   [ view bio ]
Copyright Basics and Recent Developments in Copyright Law

This segment offers a comprehensive overview of copyright law, including works that are subject to copyright protection, the benefits and requirements of registration, transferring copyright ownership, the pitfalls of work-made-for-hire, and dealing with copyrights as part of business transactions.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Speaker Information
Cat Tiu   [ view bio ]
Trademark Basics and Recent Developments in Trademark Law

What is a trademark? When do trademark rights accrue? What are the benefits of trademark registration? Get the answers you need with this presentation on the fundamentals of trademark law. Topics include:  classifications of trademarks, clearance and due diligence, proper trademark use and effective enforcement, and trademark infringement litigation.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Speaker Information
Dale R. Kurth   [ view bio ]
Patent Basics and Recent Developments in Patent Law

This session explores the basics of patent law, including patent licensing issues, patent litigation, patent concerns in business transactions, and recent developments in patent law. The required process for representing an inventor is also discussed.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Speaker Information
Eugene Friedman   [ view bio ]
Trade Secret Basics and Recent Developments in Trade Secret Law

Get the information you need to effectively advise your clients on how to protect trade secrets and manage confidential disclosures! Additional topics include: issues that can arise in trade secret disputes; recent developments in trade secret law that may affect your client; and drafting/evaluating confidentiality agreements.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Speaker Information
Joseph T. Nabor   [ view bio ]
Eavesdropping, Privacy, and Publicity Law in Illinois – An Overview

This segment examines the developments in eavesdropping, privacy law, and right to publicity law in Illinois.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Speaker Information
Eugene Friedman   [ view bio ]
Charles L. Mudd Jr.   [ view bio ]
Intellectual Property in Politics

Discover what happens when intellectual property law and politics collide with this panel presentation.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Speaker Information
Shannon A.R. Bond   [ view bio ]
Eugene Friedman   [ view bio ]
Daniel L. Kegan   [ view bio ]
Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet

The Internet has made an enormous impact on the intellectual property arena - from domain name and keyword advertising disputes to copyright infringement and digital piracy. This segment offers an exploration of the intellectual property issues that have emerged due to the far-reaching accessibility offered by the Internet, as well as an examination of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Speaker Information
Theresa V. Johnson   [ view bio ]
Charles L. Mudd Jr.   [ view bio ]
Ethics Issues in Intellectual Property

Discover the ethical issues and concerns that may arise throughout an intellectual property case, including unauthorized practice; retainer and trust account issues; conflicts of interest; and registration docket management. The new MCLE requirements are also examined.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
Speaker Information
Eugene Friedman   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 5.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
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