This program will provide practitioners with an overview of important current issues affecting cooperatives and condominiums, their boards and owners. The program will also include an update of recent case law
Patents 101 is designed for non-intellectual property attorneys who want to better understand the property right conferred by a patent, by examining the processes for obtaining, enforcing and challenging a patent. Covered topics will include a comparison of the property right conferred by a patent to other intellectual property rights, and overviews of the process obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and enforcing a patent against would-be infringers in federal court. Additional topics will cover mechanisms for challenging a competitor's patent in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, under the America Invents Act, enforcing a patent before the International Trade Commission, and ethical issues in obtaining and enforcing a patent.
This program will cover the basics of copyright law and how to identify and address copyright issues. Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and duration of copyright protection; ownership and transfer of copyrights; and the litigation process, including the standards for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and available defenses to claims of copyright infringement, including fair use. Whether you are a newly admitted lawyer or an experienced practitioner with little copyright experience, this program is designed to give you a head start in understanding copyright law.
A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice.
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