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Presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section

Crowd funding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this one-hour live webcast that examines the various aspects of crowd funding, including the practical and strategic considerations for raising money through crowd funding while maintaining valuable intellectual property rights. Business lawyers, technology attorneys, securities practitioners, and intellectual property counsel – with basic to intermediate practice experience – who attend this online seminar will:
  • Learn about the SEC's recently proposed rules for crowd funding; 
  • Understand how to identify when SEC and state security laws apply;
  • Know who can invest and the limitations on investments; 
  • Know how to comply with the proposed rules;
  • Be able to identify potential pitfalls, including risks to intellectual property rights; and
  • Much more!

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Deirdre Fox, Scharf Banks Marmor, LLC, Chicago

Program Speakers:
Cory White, The International Business Law Group, Chicago
Charles Lee Mudd Jr., Mudd Law Offices, Chicago 
Program Information
Date Presented:
February 13, 2014 10:30 AM Central
1 hour
Crowd Funding 101
Strategic Considerations: Crowd Funding and IP Rights

This segment explores the different forms of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, trade secrets, and patents. Gain a better understanding of the various methods for safeguarding your client's intellectual property rights with a focus on practical, strategic considerations for raising money through crowd funding portals. Recent American Invents Act changes to patents are also discussed.

Crowd Funding and Securities Law

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules for crowd funding, which are expected to be finalized in early 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to examine the new rules, as well as an in-depth look at the different platforms/portals for crowd funding – from Kickstarter to Circle Up. Additional topics include: how to identify the applicable securities law, knowing who can invest and the limitations on an investment when securities laws apply; complying with the proposed rules; identifying potential pitfalls; and required disclosures.

Speaker Information
Charles Lee Mudd Jr.   [ view bio ]
Cory White   [ view bio ]
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Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
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