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Presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section

Update your knowledge on important issues in the intellectual property arena!

Don't miss the 2013 Cyberlaw Symposium where you will learn to more effectively advise your clients on a number of intellectual property topics, including:
  • Developments in eavesdropping law; 
  • Open source software;
  • Creative Commons licensing; 
  • Cyberbullying; 
  • Forming and enforcing online contracts;
  • Developments in copyright and trademark on the Internet;
  • The history of copyright and patent "trolls";
  • Internet usage and how it affects employer considerations;
  • The ethical issues associated with an attorney’s use of the Internet;
  • And much more!

Intellectual property attorneys, general practitioners, and specialized lawyers interested in better understanding intellectual property issues and technology-related matters – with basic to intermediate practice experience – will benefit from the information presented throughout this seminar.

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Charles L. Mudd, Jr., Mudd Law Offices, Chicago
Program Information
Date Presented:
September 11, 2013 8:55 AM Central
Length:
7 hours, 45 minutes
Eavesdropping Update: ECPA, SCA, CFAA, and Illinois Equivalents
This comprehensive overview discusses the developments in eavesdropping law on both the federal and state levels. Topics include the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Stored Communications Act (SCA), and the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA), as well as the amendments (proposed and otherwise) to the Illinois equivalent of the ECPA.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Theresa V. Johnson   [ view bio ]
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Open Source Software and Creative Commons Licensing
This segment examines the operation of licenses for open source software and their potential pitfalls, as well as legal questions and best practices for their use. Copyright issues regarding Creative Commons licenses are also discussed.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Dale R. Kurth   [ view bio ]
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Cyberbullying, Nude Pictures, and Employment Harassment
The emergence and growing prevalence of social media networks unwittingly produced a means by which individuals, naïve or nefarious, can exacerbate the harmful effects of bullying. This presentation explores the various methods and tactics that can be deployed in an effort to curtail the effects that cyberbullying produces. Bullying, education initiatives, and employer intervention are examined.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.25
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Charles L. Mudd Jr.   [ view bio ]
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Best Practices and Recent Developments in Online Contracting
Don't miss this discussion on the basic principles of forming/enforcing online contracts and the recent developments in relevant case law/statutory authority. Useful e-commerce best practice tips and suggestions are included.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Alan R. Singleton   [ view bio ]
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Don't Take My Tweet to Bed: Developments in Copyright and Trademark on the Internet
Update you knowledge on some of the more intriguing developments with copyright and trademark on the Internet, including potential infringement from imbedded tweets and other nuanced Internet issues.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Dennis F. Esford   [ view bio ]
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Litigation Developments in Cyberspace: Developments with Patent Trolls
Join us for a discussion on the history of patent trolls with regard to the recent actions in Washington. Topics include: complaints about counsel; business conflicts; licensing issues; settlements; defendants; and whether the demise of the IP troll is imminent.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Christopher J. McGeehan   [ view bio ]
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Litigation Developments in Cyberspace: The Sordid History of Copyright Trolls
Following recent updates on patent trolls, this segment explores the history and recent developments regarding copyright trolls. Join us as our speaker discusses efforts to educate the judiciary on copyright trolls, the far-reaching recent developments in California involving counsel for copyright trolls, settlement strategies, and the ethical complications arising from BitTorrent and P2P Litigation
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Mark Petrolis   [ view bio ]
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Litigation Developments in Cyberspace: Anti-Slapp and Other Defenses to Defamation Litigation
Continuing from the previous segment, this litigation-based presentation discusses the current trends involving anti-slapp and other defenses to defamation actions. Recent developments in relevant case law, strategies for responding to the suits, and additional traps for the unwary are also explored.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Nicole E. Kopinski   [ view bio ]
Stephanie M. Snyder   [ view bio ]
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Employer Considerations of Internet Use Among Employees and Customers
Discover how Internet use continues to affect employer considerations, including social media access, the use of accumulated customer data, bring your own device (BYOD) issues, and more.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
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Charles L. Mudd Jr.   [ view bio ]
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Professionalism and Ethics: Internet Issues
Gain a better understanding of the ethical issues and concerns associated with attorneys' use of the Internet, including the ethical issues of cloud storage and computing, the ethical considerations regarding the permissible content of law firm websites, and more.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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Eugene F. Friedman   [ view bio ]
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Total General MCLE Hours: 6.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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