The 25th annual program on Current Issues in Insurance Regulation features regional and national leaders exploring topical issues of importance to the insurance industry, with opportunities for questions and interaction with the faculty. As in prior programs, we will address up-to-the-minute, cutting edge regulatory issues affecting industry and consumers alike.
Codes of professional responsibility, court rules, and judicial expectations continue to evolve in relation to electronic discovery. Counsel are expected to have knowledge of relevant technology to competently serve their litigation clients. What skills and knowledge are actually required to meet these expectations and reduce the risk of poorly executed discovery or court sanctions? Our experienced faculty brings the perspectives of both the bench and the practitioner to the intersection of technology and ethics, and court expectations and business realities in the world of electronic information and eDiscovery. We will examine the need for the appropriate expertise to reduce cost and risk in the eDiscovery lifecycle and provide practical insight into procedures and tools that promote accuracy, reduce cost, and provide defensibility.
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.
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